Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Daryl Pierson
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Portland State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tim Wright
Environmental Health and Safety Advisor
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:

Launched in January 2013, the Clean Air Corridor (CAC) is a designated corridor targeted as a pollution-free zone, prohibiting smoking and the creation of air pollutants such as exhaust from idling vehicles, gas powered leaf blowers, pressure washers, and small utility vehicles.

The Clean Air Corridor represents a positive step forward in PSU’s ongoing efforts to provide a healthy, safe, and sustainable environment for all members of the campus community. The goal is to protect all who live, work, study or visit the campus from health concerns associated with second hand smoke and other air pollutants.

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:

In compliance with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality guidelines, emissions are calculated based on equations provided within our operating permits for the boilers and turbine. Briefly, each emission (PM, SO2, NOX, etc.) has an associated pollutant emission calculation for emissions where emissions (tons) = Emission factor (lb/1,000 gallons) * Fuel Oil Quantity (1,000 gallons) / (divided by) 2,000 lbs / ton which provides the reportable quantity listed in the attached submittals.

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 2.16 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 1.44 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 website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Total 1.441 entered in "other" is methane, CH4.

Total 1.441 entered in "other" is methane, CH4.

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