Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Tim Van Woert
Director
Facilities
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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:
Low

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 7,524,655 Gallons 10,073,357 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 7,524,655 Gallons 10,073,357 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2020 June 30, 2021
Baseline Period 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 786 841
Number of employees resident on-site 4 6
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,296 1,999
Full-time equivalent of employees 572 385
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,468 450
Weighted campus users 1,997.50 1,662.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 3,767.04 Gallons 6,060.07 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
37.84

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 880,242 Gross Square Feet 537,137 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 8.55 Gallons / GSF 18.75 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
54.42

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

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 597,194.84 Gallons / Acre 1,259,169.63 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
52.57

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:

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:

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


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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Water consumption usage comes from Burlington Public Works monthly bills.
Vegetated acreage confirmed by Physical Plant grounds staff.

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