Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.92
Liaison Caitlin Steele
Submission Date June 8, 2018
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STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nick Kordesch
Sustainability Coordinator
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?:

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

SF State adheres to the California Air Resources Board's anti-idling measures:
ATCM to Limit School Bus Idling and Idling at Schools: This measure limits school bus idling within 100 feet of a school to 30 seconds maximum and five minutes when not in close vicinity to a school. ATCM to Limit Diesel-Fueled Commercial Motor Vehicle Idling: This measure limits idling of heavy duty commercial vehicles in California to five minutes.

SF State requires fleet owners of mobile construction equipment to comply with the CARB Regulation for In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicles (13 CCR, Chapter 9, Section 2449) to reduce DPM and criteria pollutant emissions from in-use (existing) off-road diesel-fueled vehicles. In addition, all commercial diesel vehicles are subject to 13 CCR Section 2485, limiting engine idling time. Idling of heavy-duty diesel construction equipment and trucks during loading and unloading must be limited to 5 minutes; electric auxiliary power units should be used whenever possible.

The campus has transitioned to electric fleet vehicles to minimize air pollution on campus. The Parking department operates 9 electric vehicle charging stations to support low-emissions commuters.

SF State's Gator Pass transit discount is intended to shift commuters to clean public transportation modes and reduce pollution in our area.

SF State has banned smoking on campus to improve air quality for the campus community.

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 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.00 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:

SF State is a reporter under the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Toxic Air Contaminants program. It reports particulate matter from diesel combustion. http://www.baaqmd.gov/research-and-data/emission-inventory/toxic-air-contaminants

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District conducts an emissions inventory of criteria pollutants (including those listed above in the STARS reporting tool, but SF State is below the monitoring threshold of 0.05 tons/day for the 2011 report. http://www.baaqmd.gov/research-and-data/emission-inventory/criteria-air-pollutants

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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