Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.73
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Dalhousie University
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution implemented technologies or strategies to reduce the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal?:

A brief description of the snow and ice removal program, policy, or practice:

Dalhousie University makes use of machinery which is calibrated to deliver the optimal amount of salt to deal with the conditions on a per storm basis. We are exploring new technologies and methods constantly in an attempt to keep up with best practice and to be environmentally sensitive within the limitations of the local climate as well as operating within ever tightening financial constraints. Where possible and practical we explore the option of using alternative ice control systems like heated ramps and entrances.

A combination of contracted service as well as in house snow clearing operations exist here. Internal roadways and parking lots as well as sidewalks are contractor serviced while building entrances, steps and accessible entrances are managed in-house. We initiate service by the contractor in instances where snow and ice removal becomes necessary so it is at our discretion as an institution.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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