Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Southern Oregon University
OP-T2-36: Prohibiting Idling

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:

A brief description of the policy:

In 2012, the State of Oregon added an Idling Reduction Policy section in its Statewide Fleet Management policy. The Idling Reduction Policy contains the following Guidelines for employees:
a. Limit idle time of powered vehicles to no more than five minutes during initial warm-up and at times when the vehicle is being restarted after a prolonged period of shut down.
b. Do not unnecessarily idle powered vehicles more than five minutes when vehicle is stopped for a foreseeable period of time.
c. Restrict idle time to less than five minutes for vehicles making frequent and multiple stops.
d. Remove ice or frost from windows with a scraper. If not feasible to use ice scrapers or de-icing chemicals, idling for the purpose of de-icing is allowed.

The website URL where information about the policy is available:

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