Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 39.89
Liaison Charles Riley
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2011
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Oregon Institute of Technology
Tier2-4: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Roger Hulet
Grounds Supervisor
Facilities
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Has the institution implemented technologies or strategies to reduce the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal?:
Yes

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

In certain areas, the campus uses geothermal piping under steps, sidewalks and some driveways to melt ice. Unfortunately, these ground systems do not exist under all areas of campus. In other areas, standard crystallized magnesium-chloride snow-melt mixes are used. The brand used for 2011/2012 was the FreezeGuard mix. The MSDS (material safety data sheet) for magnesium chloride aqueous solution says that "it may be harmful to freshwater aquatic species and to plants that are not saline tolerant."


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