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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Michele Hebert
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2011
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University of Alaska Fairbanks
Tier2-4: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Darrin Edson
Superintendent of Operations
Facilities Services
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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:

For ice-melting, UAF only uses salt for stairs. Gravel and a deicing potassium chloride are used to keep sidewalks safe. Much of the gravel used to provide traction on icy roads is swept and reused in the next season.

UAF campus Master Plan's design guidelines for snow removal are as follows: "Design and locate planting areas to collect retain and direct ice- and snowmelt and stormwater runoff"

Snow dumps are located so that melting doesn't go directly to wetlands, rivers or lakes. In the snow dump places melting water is filtered through ground.

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

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