Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.39
Liaison Connie Morales
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Claremont McKenna College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.29 / 6.00 Ellen Broaddus
Facilities & Campus Services Intern
CMC
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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:
High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 82,712,718 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 70,804,461 Gallons 82,712,718 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

The 2007-2008 fiscal year is used for the baseline because this marks the beginning of the Climate Leadership Network presidential and campus commitment, and this is also the baseline for energy use tracking.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,242 1,135
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,328 1,135
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 2,500 2,450
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 3,181.50 2,972.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 22,255.06 Gallons 27,825.98 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
20.02

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 884,230 Gross Square Feet 555,965 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 80.07 Gallons / GSF 148.77 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
46.18

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 20 Acres 20 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 0 Gallons / Acre 4,135,635.90 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
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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:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

N/A


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):

Faucets, shower heads and toilets on campus are being converted to low-flow, high-efficiency fixtures. During the renovation of five residence halls through the past three years, 140 shower heads were converted to 1.2 gallon-per-minute flow rates.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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