Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 15, 2020
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 6.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Strategic Initiatives for Administrative Affairs
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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 594,355,842 Gallons 621,385,103 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 140,156,537 Gallons 162,951,907 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
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 3,588 1,500
Number of employees resident on-site 3 5
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 3 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 22,609 1,500
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 2,107 17,810
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 19,437.75 14,858.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 7,210.53 Gallons 10,966.73 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
34.25

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 5,216,033 Gross Square Feet 2,886,367 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 26.87 Gallons / GSF 56.46 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
52.40

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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Reclaim water total=454,199,305 gallons.
Deducts not used.

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