Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Iowa State University
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Les Lawson
Manager Facilities Maintenance
Facilities Planning & Management
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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:

Campus Services uses snow removal strategies to minimize the impact to the environment while providing for the safety of humans as they move through the campus during the winter months. The strategies include:
a. Up to date weather forecasting services to provide for timely staff response to storm conditions
b. Removal ASAP to reduce need of ice melts
c. Use of tractor mounted brooms on walks to remove more snow residue
d. Use of ice melt coated with beet juice to reduce corrosion, increase effectiveness, and amount needed. Applied at 1/3 ice melt and 2/3 sand to walks
e. Salt brine applied before snow event
f. Rock salt applied to streets and lots after snow event 50% sand 50% salt
g. Installed porous and pervious paving systems which decrease ice build-up and minimizes the need for snow melt materials

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

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