Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.81 / 4.00 Nathan Gerber
Energy Coordinator
Campus Planning and Capital Development
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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 to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 27876262.90 Gallons 33957752.70 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 27876262.90 Gallons 33957752.70 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1620 1220
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 16867 15334
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1783 1637.67
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 11887 10698
Weighted campus users 5477.25 5010.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 5089.46 Gallons 6777.65 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
24.91

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2353558 Gross Square Feet 2301682 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 11.84 Gallons / GSF 14.75 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
19.72

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 77.68 Acres 77.10 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 358860.23 Gallons / Acre 440437.78 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
18.52

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:

The annual Residence Energy Conservation Challenge also looks at water use. Students are encouraged to take shorter showers, only do laundry when they have a full load, turn off water when brushing their teeth, etc. Reduction in water consumption is factored into the overall score at the end of the challenge.

All students and employees are encouraged to contact the Sustainability Office if they notice water wastage anywhere, such as toilets over flushing or taps leaking.


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

Z building has a storm water reclamation system, that collects rainwater in an underground storage tank and recycles it for toilet flushing and site irrigation.


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):

Bathroom upgrades have taken place in R1, R2 and R4 to replace all toilets and shower heads with low-flow ones, and aerators were added to all sinks. R3 is the newest building, and all these feature were included in the building design.

6 of 8 refrigerator condensing units have been upgrades from water cooled to air cooled

Any time fixtures are replaced, low-flow is used.


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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