Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Loyola Marymount University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ian McKeown
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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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 university, in its master plan, has specifically created air quality mitigation measures.

Here are a list of the measures:
1. General contractors shall implement a fugitive dust control program.
2. General contractors shall maintain and operate construction equipment so as to minimize exhaust emissions. During construction, trucks and vehicles in loading and unloading queues shall turn their engines off when not in use to reduce vehicle. emissions. Construction emissions shall be phased and scheduled to avoid emissions peaks and discontinued during second-stage smog alerts.
3. Electricity rather than temporary diesel- or gasoline-powered generators shall be used at least half of the time.
4. All construction vehicles shall be prohibited from idling in excess of 5 minutes, both on and off site.
5. The Applicant shall schedule routine deliveries during off-peak traffic periods to encourage the reduction of trips during the most congested periods.
6. All offroad diesel-powered construction equipment greater than 50 horsepower (hp) shall meet Tier 4 offroad emissions standards. Inaddition, all construction equipment shall be outfitted with the BACT devices certified by CARB. Any emissions control device used by the contractor shall achieve emissions reductions that are no less than what could be achieved by a Level 3 diesel emissions control strategy for a similarly sized engine as defined by CARBregulations.
7. the Project Applicant shall evaluate the potential for reducing exhaust emissions from on-road and off-road construction equipment, and implement such measures. Control technologies to be considered may include particulate traps and filters, selective catalytic reduction, oxidation catalysts, air enhancement technologies, and the use of alternatively (non-diesel) fueled engines.
Considerations will include commercial availability of appropriate California Air Resources Board verified technologies.
8. The Applicant shall install shaker plates at construction site exits, to minimize dirt track out and dust generation
9. The Applicant shall operate street sweepers 1 on roads adjacent to the construction site in a nearly continuous manner so as to minimize dust emissions. Paved parking and staging areas shall be swept daily.
10. Increase in electric vehicles such as golf carts and reduce use of gas cars.

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) 0 Metric tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Metric tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0 Metric tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Metric tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Metric tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Metric tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Metric tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Metric tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Metric tons

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

Verified that no such emissions exist. With new efficient boiler models at central plant there are no significant stationary sources of emissions. They do not meet requirements for EPA or AQMD reporting as they are below thresholds per mfg specs. We not have any other possible sources on campus that run consistently.

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