|Submission Date||Oct. 14, 2015|
Project Engineer -- Enviromental
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 to minimize toxic air contaminant and VOC emissions.
PSCAA UW Seattle Campus AOP No. 21320 requires "significant" air emissions to be estimated and reported to PSCAA monthly and annually. Significant air emissions reported for calendar year 2014 are listed below. The Power Plant continuous emissions monitoring system measures and records nitrogen oxide emissions. CO emissions are estimated using a mass balance approach (fuel usage combined with applicable emissions factor and/or stack sampling results).
|Weight of Emissions|
|Nitrogen oxides (NOx)||63 Tons|
|Sulfur oxides (SOx)||---|
|Carbon monoxide (CO)||19 Tons|
|Particulate matter (PM)||---|
|Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)||---|
|Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs)||---|
|Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations||---|
The air emissions reported above are associated with natural gas and fuel oil combustion needed to produce Power Plant steam. Numerous projects have been developed and implemented since 2006 to reduce steam demand and associated air pollutant emissions. In addition, newly-constructed buildings meet energy-saving LEED standards in compliance with Washington State regulations.
UW AOP No. 21320:
UW Climate Action Strategy for Transportation:
Fleet Services Idling Policy:
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