Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.93
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date May 9, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Champlain College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Tom Bonnette
Director
Physical Plant
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Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 9234701 Gallons 10073357 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 9234701 Gallons 10073357 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

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

First year of data collection.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1085 841
Number of employees resident on-site 6 6
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3891 1999
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 578 385
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1629 450
Weighted campus users 2402.75 1662.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 3843.39 Gallons 6060.07 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
36.58

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 869342 Gross Square Feet 537137 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 10.62 Gallons / GSF 18.75 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
43.36

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
Yes

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 12.60 Acres 8 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 732912.78 Gallons / Acre 1259169.63 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
41.79

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives, e.g. initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices such as signage and competitions:

Student Eco-Reps encourage water conservation in the residence halls through bathroom signage, bulletin boards, and verbal reminders. Also reminders to not use toilets as trash cans, which can further pollute our local waterways - especially related to pharmaceuticals.


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

None currently for indoor / gray water.

Several exterior water catchment systems to redirect stormwater into underground storage tanks, bioswales, and constructed wetland.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives (e.g. building retrofits):

All shower heads were replaced with low flow fixtures in 2007.
Control the modulation of boiler water temperatures.
Regulate hot water discharge with hot water mixing valves.
Replaced all campus washing machines with high efficiency models.
See http://www.champlain.edu/student-life/campus-and-community-programs/sustain-champlain/programs-sustain-champlain/campus-operations


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Water consumption usage comes from Burlington Public Works monthly bills.
Vegetated acreage confirmed by Physical Plant grounds staff.

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