Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources on campus?:

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:

Each year, Arizona State University maintains its Maricopa County Air Quality Department's Non-Title V Tempe Campus Air Quality Permit #960886 to Operate and/or Construct. This is a Synthetic Minor permit that allows ASU to elect to limit emissions for sources with potential Title V emissions. We utilize the permit as a guideline to regulate source specific emissions by constant monitoring, requiring operational limits, demonstrated by recordkeeping and reporting.

Also, Arizona State University is committed to offering alternative transportation options to reduce air pollution. Examples include: The ASU U-Pass provides unlimited access to all four campuses and greater Phoenix on Valley Metro bus routes and the METRO light rail. Free intercampus shuttles. Zipcar. Bicycle Coops. Use of electric carts. A biodiesel station on the Tempe campus.

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 31.12 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.32 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 30.96 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 6.37 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 23.76 Tons

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Record keeping of fuel & water used and emission factors supplied by regulatory agency for pollutants from fuel & water used.

Other is: VOC and CO2e.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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