Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.88
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 6, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

California State University, Los Angeles
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nida Niravanh
Director RM/EHS
Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)
"---" 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?:

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

The university has an aggressive alternative fuel vehicle program employing electric and hydrogen fueled vehicles for a majority of its on campus use. The university remains compliant with local South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) standards employing best practices in alleviating outdoor emissions of NOx, SOx and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The university maintains SCAQMD permits for emergency generators, boilers, fueling operations and a spray booth. With the use of alternative fueled vehicles for on-campus use, those mobile source emissions are nominal. The University maintains a Transportation Management Plan with the SCAQMD and remains compliant with its intent and performance, and additionally offers many public transportation options (train and bus station(s) on campus) to its employees with monetary incentives to participate. Currently the university maintains an Average Vehicle Ridership (AVR) of 1.34 [equates to 1.34 persons per vehicle entering campus].

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:

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

The air emissions inventory reported to the SCAQMD via the Annual Emissions Report is developed from records maintained within our chemical inventory management system, and our Facilities Services database. The data is collected by the university and transmitted to an outside consultant with SCAQMD expertise to develop and report the AER on behalf of the campus.

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 5.33 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.03 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 30.53 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.57 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.87 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0.01 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0.04 Tons

A brief description of the institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

The university has an established program of chemical review and approval for all hazardous material purchases, and constructively recommends less hazardous and more environmentally friendly compounds when applicable. All stationary sources have upgraded emissions control equipment to minimize adverse air quality impacts, such as low NOx burners, low sulfur fuels, and (PM10) particulate filter controls.

The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.