Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.45
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 6.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning & Management
"---" 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:
Extremely High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 640548699 Gallons 621385103 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 162421539 Gallons 162951907 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2005 June 30, 2006

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 3639 1500
Number of employees resident on-site 3 5
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 19741 1500
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 2187 17810
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 17356.50 14858.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 9357.97 Gallons 10966.73 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
14.67

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1415229 Gross Square Feet 2886367 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 114.77 Gallons / GSF 56.46 Gallons / GSF

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:

The use of reclaimed water for campus irrigation began in 1965; by 1990, approximately 95% of the campus is irrigated by using reclaimed water to grow tree fruits, vegetables, grains, ornamental plants, and for livestock watering. The irrigation system allows for efficient use of domestic and reclaimed water.


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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The College of Environmental Design has received a $100,000 grant to address social and environmental sustainability issues through the newly created California Center for Land and Water Stewardship (CCLAWS). The CLASS Fund grant provides critical startup funds for the interdisciplinary center, which aims to bring together faculty and students from throughout campus, as well as a wide range of stakeholders in land and water conservation.

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