Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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University of Alaska Anchorage
Tier2-4: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chris Mizelle
Director Facilities Maintenance/Operations
Facilities Maintenance & Operations
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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:

Snow removal is done at 2” accumulation on sidewalks and 3” accumulation on parking lots. Ice control consists of washed aggregate and sand with a on sidewalks that is stored warm inside, on roads and lots the sand is a 5% mixture of rock salt.

We use potassium acetate in intersections and calcium chloride as ice melt chemicals on our sidewalks or other areas (usually just around the entrances to buildings). Snow removed from sidewalks and parking lots is stored on location and at the back of parking lots that are less used. Snow storage is in designated areas as to provide a bio-swale effect as it melts rather than overwhelming the storm drains.

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

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