Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Portland State University
Tier2-4: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired PJ Houser
Office Assistant
Campus Sustainability Office
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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:

PSU uses:
*Meltoff Ice Melter, CP Industries, whose website says: "Less damaging to concrete and metal and safe, nontoxic to humans, animals and vegetation (when used as directed)"
*SnoPlow Snow and Ice Melter, Morgro Inc. The label says it contains no dangerous chemicals. Website claims "It is less toxic than baking soda. SNO-PLOW™ contains no dangerous chemicals. It can be handled safely with bare hands. 100% non-toxic to children and pets. USDA approved.... SNO-PLOW™ will not harm trees, shrubs, lawns or other vegetation when used as directed."
*Ice Clear, Monterey manufactured for Lawn and Garden Products Inc. http://www.planetnatural.com/site/ice-clear.html states: "Stops ice before it starts! Ice Clear is formulated from environmentally friendly materials and based on technology originally developed for airport deicing applications. The research behind this advanced technology received R&D Magazine's prestigious R&D 100 award as one of the top 100 new technologies in 2001. A special blend of renewable resources derived from agricultural products, IceClear contains no toxic materials or corrosive salts (chlorides), making it the ideal de-icer for safe and effective homeowner use."


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