Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.46
Liaison Winnie Mulamba
Submission Date March 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brian Pullen
Sustainability Planner
Facilities Services
"---" 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:

Policy 8.1.1:
USFSP shall continue to participate in and consider those programs which will maintain or improve existing air quality on campus lands. Such programs include participation in local transportation management associations, transit routing and terminal servicing activities and the promotion of bicycle and pedestrian circulation improvements.

Policy 8.1.4:
USFSP shall determine the potential impacts on air quality before construction of parking structures. Parking structures shall be designed to facilitate rapid ingress and egress of vehicles to minimize idling time, and to maximize air flow through them to eliminate pockets of stagnation where pollutant levels can build up.

Policy 8.1.5:
USFSP should implement a program for the monitoring of both indoor and outdoor air quality. Indoor sampling shall occur at chemistry laboratories, kitchens, and other sites where fumes are produced. Outdoor sampling sites shall include parking lots and congested intersections. Failure to meet air quality standards adopted by the State Department of Environmental Protection shall result in an assessment of the probable cause and the preparation and implementation of a plan to improve and maintain air quality.

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

We conducted an inventory of all combustion engines on campus, including vehicles, generators and laboratories. Using this inventory of on-campus fuel consumption, the Center for Climate Strategies calculated the emissions that are generated from these sources.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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