Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.61
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Oregon State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Leticia Cavazos
Sustainability Program Specialist
Sustainability Office
"---" 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:

In 2012, the State of Oregon added an Idling Reduction Policy section in its Statewide Fleet Management policy. The Idling Reduction Policy contains the following Guidelines for employees:
a. Limit idle time of powered vehicles to no more than five minutes during initial warm-up and at times when the vehicle is being restarted after a prolonged period of shut down.
b. Do not unnecessarily idle powered vehicles more than five minutes when vehicle is stopped for a foreseeable period of time.
c. Restrict idle time to less than five minutes for vehicles making frequent and multiple stops.
d. Remove ice or frost from windows with a scraper. If not feasible to use ice scrapers or de-icing chemicals, idling for the purpose of de-icing is allowed.

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) 23.54 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.63 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 25.49 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 1.93 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 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 0 Tons

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

Data is tracked monthly in a spreadsheet and reported to the EPA on an annual basis.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.