Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.09
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date June 21, 2013
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Steve Stringer
Manager for Grounds Services
Campus Facility 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:

The IUPUI Campus Facility Services Grounds Operations has experimented with several non-chloride snow and ice melt products in an effort to reduce the volume of chloride based salts used for snow removal operations.

NaCl salt brine is processed in a campus warehouse, with beet juice added. Brine pre-treatment on campus streets and parking lot drive lanes reduces the amount of NaCl road salt needed for snow removal operations.

Potassium acetate and calcium acetate is used on the top level of our parking structures to prevent structure corrosion and eliminate the use of Cl- based ice melt products on garages.

We will be experimenting with a corn-based solution that is chloride-free as a pre-treatment for snow and ice.

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

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