Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rebecca Spratt
Environmental Health and Safety
"---" 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:

- Idling Vehicles
Except under emergency situations, the engine of all University vehicles shall be turned off when the vehicle is not actively being driven for a period of 30 seconds or more unless an idling engine is essential for the performance of the work at hand (e.g. the operation of a lift gate). Trucks with refrigerator units may leave the refrigerator unit engine running if necessary. This policy applies to all the vehicles of any contractor performing work on campus. Full policy can be viewed here: http://policies.iupui.edu/policies/IN-FIAD.SUS.01.asp

- KnoZone Action Days
IUPUI complies with KnoZone Action Days as declared by the City of Indianapolis. The department receives alerts pertaining to Ozone Action Days and employees shall be advised on responsibilities for that day. Lawn-maintenance using gas-powered machines will cease until 7 p.m. the evening of a declared Ozone Action Day, or until the following workday. Refueling of University owned vehicles will also cease, unless refueling can not be avoided, until 7 p.m. the evening of a declared Ozone Action Day, or until the following workday.

- Chemical Containers
All chemical containers be closed when not in use – including chemical waste containers. This is required by the hazardous waste regulations, but also reduces the volume of fugitive chemical fumes and vapor being emitted by campus chemical fume hoods.

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 actual inventory of emission units has been developed in cooperation over the years with Campus Facility Services and/or the University Architect’s Office and field-verified.

The actual emission estimates per unit are based on emission factors defined in the EPA reference document AP-42 (https://www.epa.gov/air-emissions-factors-and-quantification/ap-42-compilation-air-emission-factors).

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 12.93 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.84 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 3.60 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 2.75 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 8.13 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:

IUPUI Campus Facility Services performs all required preventative maintenance on the air pollution emission sources as recommended by the equipment manufacturer. All new emergency generators are required to meet the current EPA performance/emission criteria for the unit at the time of construction. This would include any new building opened within the past 3 years.

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

Other emissions category includes:
- VOCs

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