Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.08
Liaison Andrew McMahan
Submission Date June 24, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Central Carolina Community College
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.39 / 3.00 Nicole Crissman
Administrative Assistant
Maintenance
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 5,032,678.88 Gallons 5,048,338.19 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 4,584,000,000 Gallons 4,352,000,000 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 0 0
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 3,824 3,545
Full-time equivalent of employees 368 348
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,378 608

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 610,762 Square Feet 512,590 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 78.75 Acres 79.50 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
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A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

The rainwater catchment system and stormwater management system both feed into a re-use system for both irrigation and indoor non potable water functions.


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

There is water metering to the Pittsboro campus via the meter located in a vault at the south corner of the Chatham property.
Another water meter located at the Chatham Library. This meter is for the water being consumed by the Sustainable Tech Building and Library. Wastewater Management has been keeping record of the water consumed by checking this meter as part of the college's wastewater management program.


A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:
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A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
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A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

North Carolina has experienced many years of drought and the college uses very limited potable water irrigation systems. Native plants,drought tolerant plants, and dry scaping (rocks vs grass) are used to reduce the need for water and increase plant viability.


A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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We do not have data for 2005 water use. We are using the reporting year of 2007-2008 as our baseline year. We are not seeking points for this credit at this time.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.