Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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Auburn University
OP-22: Water Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 7.00 Ken Martin
Energy Engineer
Utilities and Energy Management, Facilities Management
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Water consumption, 2005 baseline year:
281,745,000 Gallons

Water consumption, performance year :
370,407,000 Gallons

List the start and end dates of the water consumption performance year:
1/10/2011 - 30/9/2012

On-campus residents, 2005:
3,045

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
23,402

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
4,610

On-campus residents, performance year:
3,923

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
24,975

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
5,615

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with water consumption performance year):
1/10/2011 - 30/9/2012

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to water use reduction goals:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve water use reduction goals:

Auburn University is installing a wireless meter reading system to provide hourly usage data from all water meters. We will use this information to generate reports to better manage building usage as well as to find potential existing problems.

This information will be shared with Landscape Services to provide details about areas that waste water. Examples are: identified leaks, watering during improper times of day, and watering during or immediately following rain events.

Facilities staff constantly examine central cooling plants to look for ways to optimize the blow downs associated with this equipment. Auburn University received an award from GE last year for efforts in this area.

Facilities is in the process of metering all closed loop makeup systems on campus and linking them to the wireless system. This will enable Facilities to know when leaks develop within the system or when associated equipment malfunctions and dumps water into the sewer.


The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation initiatives is available:
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Baseline year is 2006 for all values. 2005 water data was unreliable.

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