Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Miguel Martin
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Bernardino
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.26 / 5.00 Miguel Martin
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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:
Medium to High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 284,946,453 Gallons 284,946,453 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 281,985,199.74 Gallons 281,985,199.74 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020

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

Fiscal Year 2006-07 was the last full fiscal year before aggressive water conservation measures were implemented, such as automated weather-based irrigation controls and domestic water fixture retrofits to low-flow units. Irrigation well to supply roughly 40% of irrigation supply on main San Bernardino campus was also in operation effective November 2007. The year is used as a baseline to measure our improvement and performance with longitudinal research to identify trends and water behavior patterns.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,343 1,294
Number of employees resident on-site 4 9
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 19,404 50,728
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,516 1,752
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 950 329
Weighted campus users 15,314.25 39,439

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 18,413.26 Gallons 7,149.91 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,766,162 Gross Square Feet 2,139,699 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 101.94 Gallons / GSF 131.79 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
22.65

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 0 Acres 0 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
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A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:

CSU Executive Order 987 (2006), Section V.3.19. mandates that "all CSU campuses will take every necessary step to conserve water resources, including such steps as installing controls to optimize irrigation water, reducing water usage in restrooms and showers, and promoting the use of reclaimed water. The use of decorative fountains should be minimized. In the event of a declaration of drought, the CSU will cooperate with the state, city, and county governments to the greatest extent possible to effect additional water conservation."


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

None.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

All domestic water fixtures, including sink faucets, shower heads, urinals, and toilets on both campuses have either been constructed as or now retrofit to low-flow units. State and some non-State buildings have automated motion sensors on sink faucets installed to minimize water waste while soaping and from unoccupied faucets left running.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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