Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.16
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Weber State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities Management
"---" 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:

WSU has an idle free policy. Policy 5-49 prohibits idling for more than two minutes on any WSU campus. The policy in its entirety can be found at: http://www.weber.edu/ppm/Policies/5-49_IdleFreeZones.html

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:

WSU's significant sources of stationary emissions come from the central campus heat plant and the stand alone boilers in the buildings not connected to the central plant. WSU follows Utah Department of Air Quality standards and protocols for conducting its air emissions inventory.

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 6.80 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.20 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) 0.79 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 0.21 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:

Over the past four years, WSU has been upgrading the central plant steam system by repairing leaks, replacing isolation valves, replacing piping, and insulating the entire system line with new aerogel insulation. This work has reduced our natural gas consumption by the central plant significantly.

The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:

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