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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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STARS v1.1

University of Northern Iowa
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Paul Meyermann
Asst Dir Operations Planning
Physical Plant Administration
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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:

UNI has implemented a number of policies that have impacted the salt applications on campus. These include:
• Our salt applications have been targeted to only high traffic areas
• Application of beet juice extract
• Standardizing walk widths which allow for standardization of snow removal equipment. This makes the snow removal process more efficient, significantly reduces the amount of salt applied, and need for intensive motorized equipment use.
• A number of areas on campus have installed pervious pavers, which allow snowmelt infiltration and a decrease of ice build up in these areas.


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