Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Gettysburg College
Tier2-4: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 John Beauchamp
No Longer with the College
Facilities Services
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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:

We have shifted from using sodium chloride to magnesium chloride for ice and snow removal on campus sidewalks. We have also reduced the amount of ice melt used by waiting until the end of an event and dialing down spreader rates. This has saved money as well as reduced environmental impact.


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