Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.77
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date July 6, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Long Beach
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 6.00 Paul Wingco
Energy & Sustainability Manager
PPFM
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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:
High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 204355076 Gallons 212490141 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 146658577 Gallons 149736811 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

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

The baseline year of 2013 was chosen to align with the baseline used for the California State University Sustainability Policy and California Governor Jerry Brown's mandated reduction targets.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2638 2605
Number of employees resident on-site 2 2
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 2 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 31175 29547
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 3671 2991
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 26796.50 25055.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 5473.05 Gallons 5976.26 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
8.42

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 5717697 Gross Square Feet 5713082 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 25.65 Gallons / GSF 26.21 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
2.13

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 87 Acres 87 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 2348908.92 Gallons / Acre 2442415.41 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
3.83

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:

In 2014 CSULB developed a Water Action Plan and implemented campuswide water conservation measures and incorporated water conservation in all aspects of sustainability communications including Earth Week and the annual Green Generation Mixer event.


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

CSULB has been using reclaimed water for the past twenty plus years and is in the process of expanding reclaimed water use including in Central Plant and landscape irrigation.


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):

Installed waterless and ultra low flow urinals and toilets, low flow faucets and showers, turf conversions to drought tolerant landscape, dialed down irrigation times and installed pool covers.


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