Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Gentle De-Icing Application

Facilities Management oversees the maintenance of campus grounds such as landscaping and snow removal.  Recognizing the importance of protecting the watershed and Lake Michigan, Facilities Management applies some sugar beet-based anti-icing granules.  The sugar beet-based application is applied to campus roads and sidewalks before and during snowy, icy weather to effectively melt snow and ice for safe conditions. This is better for landscape vegetation as stormwater runoff is less salty.