|Submission Date||Oct. 31, 2019|
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality
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Environmental Health and Safety
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:
The IUPUI Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) oversees a number of Environmental Management Programs https://ehs.iupui.edu/environmental/programs/index.html, including a Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention Program:
IUEHS has developed this program to establish standard procedures to reduce the volume and toxicity of the waste generated to the fullest extent economically practicable in accordance with The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 and the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 as codified in 40 CFR 262.27 (a). https://protect.iu.edu/environmental-health/environmental-management/waste-management/waste%20minimization.html
IU EHS also provides an IU Waste management guide to help minimize any risk of exposure or pollution.
IUPUI Policy on Idling of Vehicles and Equipment on Campus, Policy# IN-FIAD.SUS.01
Policy Statement: 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 also applies to all the vehicles of any contractor performing work on campus. https://policies.iupui.edu/documents/policies/IN-FIAD.SUS.01.pdf
IUPUI Parking and Transportation includes regulations about safety hazards related to vehicle emissions:
Vehicles found on campus that are causing a safety hazard may be relocated or removed. A safety hazard is defined as, but not limited to, leaking gas or oil, emitting toxic fumes or unsecured (i.e. a vehicle that has rolled out of a parking space). All costs and fines incurred are the responsibility of the vehicle owner. https://parking.iupui.edu/pages/rules.asp
KnoZone Action Days https://knozone.com/
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.
IU EHS offers online training sessions for staff, faculty, and students through E Training. The online training is developed to ensure that those who work on the IU campuses are given the knowledge and skills needed to reduce the risk of injury while performing work tasks and to meet regulatory requirements. Course listings can be found at: https://protect.iu.edu/environmental-health/training/online%20/index.html
IU EHS Instructor led classroom training: https://protect.iu.edu/environmental-health/training/classroom/index.html
IUPUI Campus Facility Services recently acquired a GreenWorks Zero Turn Electric powered Mower and various hand held equipment. They plan to continue to convert additional gas-powered mowers to Electric powered mowers and additional electric hand held equipment.
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)||12.30 Tons|
|Sulfur oxides (SOx)||0.81 Tons|
|Carbon monoxide (CO)||3.35 Tons|
|Particulate matter (PM)||2.71 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||7.82 Tons|
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).
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Other emissions category includes:
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.