Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 78.45
Liaison Emily Blandford
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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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:

The campus has ordered removal snow plow blades. We also begin our efforts to reduce the negative impacts of snow and ice early, before they can accumulate and therefore become a bigger problem than necessary.

The Office of Emergency Preparedness will closely monitor weather conditions and assist Facilities Operations and Maintenance in being aware of the potential for a winter storm. Upon being advised of the potential for a winter storm, it is Facilities Operations and Maintenance responsibility to make sure the necessary people, equipment, and material are in place on Campus and ready to commence with ice and/or snow removal at the appropriate time. Priorities are provided as indicated on the emergency campus map. We are using Ice-melt that is DFE certified, NSF C 1 Registered meeting USDA 1998 Guidelines. Readily Biodegradable per OED or ASTM standards EPA Design for environment recognized. Also, we use sand and have a fleet of 4 snow ploughs and 5 salt and sand salt spreaders.

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

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