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Environmental Aspects Analysis

Activity:  Facilities Management- HVAC

In order to increase the utility of this manual, the team undertook an effort to produce a sample aspect analysis. This sample was expanded to include a cross reference of Texas state environmental regulations, Federal regulations, as well as a listing of best management practices. Please click on the references below to further investigate the regulatory references and best management practices provided as links below.

 

Aspect

Impacts

Applicable

Regs

Applicable

BMPs

Air Emissions

-    CFCs

-    Asbestos

-    Space heaters (fossil fuel fired)

 

Ozone depletion

Degradation of air quality (NOx, SOx, ozone, particulates)

Health hazards

Regulatory requirements

Visible emissions

Fugitive emissions

Odors

Potential contamination

AQ-8

AQ-12

401

Eco/Human Toxicity

-    Refrigerants

-    Chemical use/storage (biocides, algaecides)

Regulatory requirements

Potential contamination

Health hazards

HWM-25

106

Energy

-    System upgrades

-    Fuel use

Increased efficiency

Depletion of resource

HOP-305

904

10103

Hazardous Waste

-    PCB’s

-    Mercury

-    Asbestos

-    Compressor oil

Disposal/Recycling

Storage concerns

Transportation concerns

Regulatory requirements

Potential contamination

Reclamation opportunities

Health hazards

HWM-7

HWM-8

HWM-18

HWM-20

101

105

106

107

108

600

601

Solid Waste

-    Duct work

-    Piping/conduit

-    Other

Disposal/Recycling

Storage concerns

SUS-10-4

802

Natural Resources

-    Water use

-    Fuel usage

Resource depletion

HOP-305

10105

Waste Water

-    Cooling tower change out

Potential contamination

Sewer system effluent

Health hazards

Regulatory requirements

SW-2

507

801