Overall Rating Reporter - expired
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Liaison Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Tier2-4: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

UIC's snow and ice removal practice includes the strict adherence to limiting certain chemical compounds to certain areas of the institution's grounds. Sodium chloride (NaCl) is only used on parking lots, while calcium chloride (CaCl2) and magnesium chloride (MgCl2) is used on sidewalks, streets, pavements and other necessary hard surfaces. Both CaCl2 and MgCl2 are much less toxic to plant life surrounding paved surfaces, and is less corrosive to concrete and steel (and other iron alloys) than sodium chloride.

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

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