Air Quality

NMSU maintains two EPA/NMED Air Quality Permits; a Title V Air Permit and New Source Review (NSR) Air Permit. These air permits ensure NMSU is monitoring campus emissions with the goal being to keep them as low as possible. The main pieces of equipment on campus that generate emissions are NMSU’s three boilers and one turbine at the Central Utility Plant. The boilers generate heat for campus and the turbine generates electricity, all necessary resources. Since this equipment burns natural gas, NMSU is using a fuel that is cleaner burning than fuel oils, which helps keep emissions generation low.