|Submission Date||Aug. 29, 2018|
OP-22: Water Use
This credit is weighted more heavily for institutions located in areas of water stress and scarcity and less heavily for institutions in areas with relative water abundance. The points available for this credit are determined by the level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus,, as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas and detailed in the following table:
Assistant Vice President
Strategic Communications, Columbia University Facilities and Operations
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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.
Columbia's irrigation system:
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