Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Amy Spark
Submission Date April 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Bow Valley College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 101,375 Cubic Metres 54,007 Cubic Metres

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 101,375 Cubic Metres 54,007 Cubic Metres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Nov. 1, 2016 Oct. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Nov. 1, 2015 Oct. 31, 2016

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 0 0
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 6,665 7,171
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 760 662
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 610 610
Weighted campus users 5,111.25 5,417.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 101,375 Cubic Metres 54,007 Cubic Metres

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 61,487.50 Gross Square Metres 61,487.50 Gross Square Metres

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 40.46 Cubic Metres / GSM 21.56 Cubic Metres / GSM

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds --- ---

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
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A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives, e.g. initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices such as signage and competitions:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

We have 200 squares of vegetated roofing with native prairie plants. These plants do not require excessive watering, and are watered on a timer that does not turn on if raining. The remaining rainwater is collected in a cistern below the college until it is safe to release to the city's stormwater system. This is in place to reduce the effects of flash flooding.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives (e.g. building retrofits):

When our South Campus building was built in 2013, it was fitted with automatic taps and toilets in all washrooms. At the same time, North Campus was retrofitted with these features as well.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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