Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 42.65
Liaison Jillian Buckholz
Submission Date April 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, East Bay
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 6.00 Loralyn Perry
Energy & Utilities Manager
FDO - Energy 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:
High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 84000400 Gallons 88179476 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 84000400 Gallons 88179476 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014

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

Water use baseline year 2013-2014 was chosen to coincide with the Cal State East Bay's initial Greenhouse Gas Inventory.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1562 1457
Number of employees resident on-site 5 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 2 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 13735 13369
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1894 1346
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 12115.50 11400.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6933.30 Gallons 7734.70 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
10.36

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2011416 Gross Square Feet 1987306 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 41.76 Gallons / GSF 44.37 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
5.88

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
Yes

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 1351547 Acres 1351547 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 62.15 Gallons / Acre 65.24 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
4.74

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:

Cal State East Bay stopped watering 12 turf areas on campus. These areas have signage indicating the campus is saving water by stopping irrigation. Additional signage to promote water conservation is posted in restrooms throughout campus.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

NA


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):

Replacing bathroom fixtures that meet Water Sense criteria including low-flow aerator heads.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Weighted Campus User in performance year for OP 22 differs from IC 3, because IC 3 indicates the current year as the performance year (AY18/19) and OP 22 indicates performance year for AY17/18 in alignment with most current dataset available when this credit criteria was completed.

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