Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.59
Liaison Chris Adam
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Dawson College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Chris Adam
Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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 99,010 Cubic Metres 99,010 Cubic Metres

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 99,010 Cubic Metres 99,010 Cubic Metres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Nov. 1, 2019 March 15, 2020
Baseline Year Oct. 1, 2018 Sept. 30, 2019

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

Dawson has a 2018-19 baseline year. The City of Montreal and Dawson, by extension, did not meter water use. Dawson started to monitor water use in 2018, although not obligatory by provincial regulations.

Although water metering was not installed, significant water reduction measures were implemented. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, washroom urinals, faucets and toilets were replaced and resulted in a savings in water consumption of 9,239 cubic meters of water based on specifications of past and replaced appliance water use.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 0 0
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 7,970 7,970
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 795 795
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 6,573.75 6,573.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 99,010 Cubic Metres 99,010 Cubic Metres

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 79,217 Gross Square Metres 79,217 Gross Square Metres

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 1.25 Cubic Metres / GSM 1.25 Cubic Metres / GSM

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds --- ---

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

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:

Awareness campaigns begann in 2019 with the results of monthly water consumption and visual comparisons being made for students and staff and at staff meetings.


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

Toilets and faucets were changed 5 years ago at an expenditure of $306,000 resulting in a water savings of 9,239,088 lites/yr. At this point the two main building water intakes were not metered, however the water use of new equipment compared to the changed equipment water use resulted in this data.The majority of faucets have motion detectors and automated temperature controls. Water use is monitored in various wings of the college and abnormal swings in volume noted. Water pipes are inspected with automated cameras and faulty/aged pipes replaced before leakage occurs.


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