Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.61 / 2.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 416,501.80 Cubic meters 457,821.78 Cubic meters

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 416,501.80 Cubic meters 457,821.78 Cubic meters

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 3,598 3,500
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 27,856 27,856
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,972 1,900
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,000 1,000

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 442,080.72 Square meters 442,080.72 Square meters

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 13 Hectares 13 Hectares

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year May 1, 2014 May 1, 2013
Baseline Year April 30, 2015 April 30, 2014

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

The baseline was adopted as 2013/14 due to confidence in water metering and data from this period.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
Cubic meters

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
Cubic meters

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Domestic water consumption is metered in every building on campus. Water consumption is monitored for anomalies so any leaks or deficiencies can be addressed.

A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

Currently, we are working with an energy/water service company through a series of ESCOs to reduce energy and water consumption throughout campus.

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

Carleton has an ongoing maintenance program to improve efficiency and reduce demands. In addition, a common set of standards has been introduced to ensure that all new water fixtures are ultra low flow.

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:

A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:

Water conservation is included as part of the overall Energy Master Plan for Carleton. As such water conservation measures such as washroom replacement and updated water fixtures are included as part of a building renewal program.

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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