Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.37
Liaison Benjamin Newton
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Community College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.77 / 5.00
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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 14,181,222 Gallons 22,777,353 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 14,181,222 Gallons 22,777,353 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 July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017

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

Best available data was recorded after Ben Newton began as Sustainability Director at Central CC, which is why 2016-17 was adopted as the baseline year.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 447 394
Number of employees resident on-site 1 1
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,543 3,961.38
Full-time equivalent of employees 609 614
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,594 1,484.35
Weighted campus users 2,030.50 2,417.02

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6,984.10 Gallons 9,423.72 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
25.89

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 983,377 Gross Square Feet 912,358 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 14.42 Gallons / GSF 24.97 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
42.24

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 783.29 Acres 750.54 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 18,104.69 Gallons / Acre 30,347.95 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
40.34

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:

Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney locations all have rain gardens that utilize rainwater in lieu of relying solely on sprinkler systems.


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

Plumbing fixtures in the restrooms have had sensors installed and low flow toilets installed.


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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