Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.18
Liaison Daimon Eklund
Submission Date Oct. 12, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Washington, Seattle
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Claudia Frere-Anderson
UW Sustainability
"---" 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:

The UW developed the Climate Action Strategy for Transportation to reduce fleet vehicle and campus commuting emissions. UW Fleet Services has also instituted a Vehicle Idling policy requiring unattended fleet vehicles to be turned off. In addition, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Air (PSCAA) UW Seattle Campus Air Operating Permit (AOP) No. 21320 requires routine inspection, operation, and maintenance of fleet fueling vapor recovery equipment and other emission sources to minimize volatile organic compound, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate emissions.

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) 101.30 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.50 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 30.30 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 6.40 Tons
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:

PSCAA UW Seattle Campus AOP No. 21320 requires "significant" air emissions to be estimated and reported to PSCAA monthly and annually. Reported calendar year 2017 significant air emissions are provided. The Power Plant continuous emissions monitoring system measures and records nitrogen oxides emissions. Power Plant volatile organic compounds, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and particulate matter emissions are estimated using a mass balance approach (fuel usage combined with applicable emissions factor and/or stack sampling results).

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