Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.16
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date June 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Dominguez Hills
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Ellie Perry
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 49,672,436 Gallons 84,746,904 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 11,496,012 Gallons 38,567,628 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019
Baseline Period Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:

2016 is when full billing records/data for all entities (e.g. auxiliaries) was more or less complete in terms of tracking and the year from which the 5 year Water Action Plan is based.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 687 687
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 13,948 10,496
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,291.10 888
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,680 1,680
Weighted campus users 10,341.08 7,449.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 1,111.68 Gallons 5,177.04 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
78.53

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,400,002 Gross Square Feet 1,386,070 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 8.21 Gallons / GSF 27.83 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
70.49

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 176 Acres 176 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 282,229.75 Gallons / Acre 481,516.50 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
41.39

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

Major water savings was the demolition of Small College in 2018 which constituted the oldest buildings on campus and had several leaks.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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