Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.33
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Northridge
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
6.00 / 6.00 Austin Eriksson
Sustainability Program Manager
FPDC
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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 --- 248,916,448 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 165,785,224 Gallons 248,916,448 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, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

2013 is being used as the baseline year because the Governors E.O. has established that year as the baseline for the 25% (16% for our local utility) reduction goal in Ca.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,050 2,703
Number of employees resident on-site 122 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 5 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 32,408 31,288
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 4,117 2,990
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 3,376 2,850
Weighted campus users 25,659.75 24,246.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6,460.91 Gallons 10,265.97 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
37.06

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 6,202,637 Gross Square Feet 2,041,469 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 26.73 Gallons / GSF 121.93 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
78.08

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 95 Acres 95 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 0 Gallons / Acre 2,620,173.14 Gallons / Acre

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:

n/a


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):

CSUN has taken advantage of several of our local utility's rebate programs to install low flow aerators and low flow or waterless urinals campus wide, implementing low flow toilets as well as countless landscape renovations an improvements


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