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Liaison Dasha Ostrova
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California College of the Arts
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jennifer Juras
Director of Institutional Research
Office of Institutional Planning
"---" 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:

This past year, we partnered with WAZE, SCOOP, FORD BIKES and MISSION BAY SHUTTLES, and have hired a staff person for whom 1/3 of the job is to oversee alternative transportation possibilities for the school.

As a forward-thinking, design-focused institution, our policies and guidelines are developed with consideration of the lifecycle implications of our choices and to help guide sustainable, energy efficient, and innovative strategies whenever possible. We live what we teach, and we have several classes that help students think about this topic. This year students participated in a BART project, described here: https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2018/news20180207-0

Located in an urban environment, we are a public transit oriented institution. We encourage and accommodate the use of alternate transportation through campus design. We encourage faculty, students, and staff to use public transportation for their commuting needs, including travel to and between the two campuses. To supplement public transportation options, CCA contracts with an outside vendor to provide limited shuttle service between the Oakland and San Francisco campuses and Webster Hall. As we expand our housing offerings, a walkable proximity to campus is very important to us.

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) 1 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 1 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 1 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

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

CCA has limited stationary sources of emissions on either campus and insignificant emissions. We have completed ASHRAE audits. We comply with all city, state and federal reporting requirements. We use fuel-efficient heating equipment and other appliances such as water heaters, refrigerators, and boilers.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

CCA is committed to using sustainable and energy efficient operations. We use high-efficiency mechanical equipment and systems including on-demand boilers, hot water heating loops, occupancy sensors, and advanced controls technology to manage system operation. We comply with all California Title 24 requirements in all new buildings and construction. We comply with Bay Area Air Quality Management District testing and monitoring requirements for stationary sources. As a 106-year-old institution, we’ve had to be very aggressive in our efforts to
upgrade to smarter operating systems. We have occupancy sensing in 80% of
our classrooms; smart controls in 65% of our buildings; CF, FL, and LEDs in 90%
of our buildings; Variable Frequency Drives, Economizers, and Demand
Ventilation in 75% of our spaces; and ceramic window film and white roofs
underway right now.

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