Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Tersano Aqueous Ozone System

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Currently, NAU has four Tersano units on campus in use. Tersano's Stabilized Aqueous Ozone (TM) is a system that infuses cold tap water with ozone to create safe, high-performing stabilized aqueous ozone (SAO) to replace conventional disinfecting chemicals that are harmful and create hazardous waste. The benefits of using this method include the elimination of germs, odors, stains, mold and mildew. It quickly kills viruses and bacteria. It also is safe and effective, containing no toxins, carcinogens, or chemical residues. After it is used, it converts back to tap water and oxygen. In the midst of a global pandemic, this system is becoming increasingly important to have as our disinfecting needs will increase. While NAU has a few units already in use, the Green Fund approved a project purchasing 60 new units to meet our heightened sanitary demands.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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