Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
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STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Ally Duncan
Past Energy and Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
No

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:

SDSU's submits emissions data surrounding our cogeneration plant annually to the CA Air Resources Board and with that includes our GHG Monitoring Plan.


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:
Yes

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 804 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) 96 Tons
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 ---

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

Fuel use is from gas turbines, duct burners, and boilers at the cogeneration plant. The emissions factors are from the April 2019 source test (attached).
SDSU's cogeneration plant consists of 2 Taurus 60 natural gas turbines rated at 27,000 lbs/hr of steam each and a steam turbine for the combined cycle. Total rated steam output with duct burners is 88,000 lbs/hr.


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