Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.57
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date May 20, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.67 / 5.00 Michael Lerch
Assistant Director of Energy
Facilities Services & Operations
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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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 71499824 Gallons 75902552 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 55936000 Gallons 75902552 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, 2010 June 30, 2011

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

2010 was the first year for which consistently reliable data is available.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3330 2138
Number of employees resident on-site 10 232
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 7567 4703
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1156 806
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 327 121
Weighted campus users 7132 4633.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 7842.96 Gallons 16381.26 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
52.12

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2731791 Gross Square Feet 1801142 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 20.48 Gallons / GSF 42.14 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
51.41

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 1228.60 Acres 1225 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 58196.18 Gallons / Acre 61961.27 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
6.08

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:
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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 (e.g. building retrofits):

retrofitting residential occupancies with low flow shower heads, low flow faucet aerators, reduced flow toilet flush valves where applicable.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Note that this year's total water data includes Promontory which is a new main campus living space for students. In previous reports, this wasn't included because no usable data was available for it.

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