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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.02
Liaison Sara McKinstry
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, San Diego
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Samuel Petersen
Environmental Affairs Spec
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" 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?:
Yes

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

Idling policies for diesel vehicles and equipment, investigating alternative fuel solutions for equipment replacements, and retrofitting older equipment with emission control technology.


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) 21 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 6.14 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 11.94 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 18.04 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) 12.45 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 3,526.03 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 158.10 Tons
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:

Local air district toxic emission inventory factors, source test data for some stationary sources and manufacturers’ emission factors when available.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Diesel emissions calculated from estimated 1500 gallons per year for standard testing and maintenance (less power outages). These numbers are in the process of being updated with 2015-2016 data.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.