Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.47
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.70 / 4.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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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:
Low to Medium

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 97,364,462.83 Gallons 146,907,755.45 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 68,060,647.81 Gallons 75,514,353.30 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period Aug. 1, 2013 July 31, 2014

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

The performance year was chosen based on the most recent 12 month fiscal period prior to starting work on the STARS report. The baseline year was determined by choosing the 12 month period prior to completing the first STARS assessment.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,200 1,700
Number of employees resident on-site 49 49
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 27,144 24,237
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,217 1,801
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 9,532 12,372
Weighted campus users 16,184 10,686.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 4,205.43 Gallons 7,066.17 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
40.49

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 6,059,245 Gross Square Feet 5,166,951 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 11.23 Gallons / GSF 14.61 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
23.14

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 170 Acres 169 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 572,732.13 Gallons / Acre 869,276.66 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
34.11

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:

N/A


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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