Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
OP-22: Water Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.17 / 7.00 Dan Held
Assistant Vice President
Strategic Communications, Columbia University Facilities and Operations
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Water consumption, 2005 baseline year:
678,046,282 Gallons

Water consumption, performance year :
669,010,674 Gallons

On-campus residents, 2005:
13,519

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
18,968

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
6,220

On-campus residents, performance year:
13,976

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
23,264

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
7,780

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation initiatives is available:


Columbia's rain gardens collect water from surrounding rooftops and uses the root systems of native plants to absorb storm water and filter it from pollutants. It also reduces the amount of water needed to water the plants in the community garden.
http://gosustainable.blogspot.com/2010/11/rain-garden-is-coming-to-russell.html

Columbia's irrigation system:
http://facilities.columbia.edu/new-irrigation-system-sustainable-coup-scorching-summer

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