Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.02
Liaison Tanja Srebotnjak
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Harvey Mudd College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.70 / 6.00 Joel Peterson
Assistant Vice President for Capital Projects and Facilities
Facilities and Maintenance
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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 43193260 Gallons 47170002 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 37359608 Gallons 41174408 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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 734 706
Number of employees resident on-site 2 1
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 1 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 806 738
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 95.30 86.60
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 860.98 795.20

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 43392.21 Gallons 51778.68 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
16.20

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 651315 Gross Square Feet 651315 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 57.36 Gallons / GSF 63.22 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
9.26

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

Harvey Mudd College has a few water recovery initiatives in place. These include: (1) replacing non-indigenous plants and trees with native drought tolerant plants and trees; (2) relocating and replacing certain sprinkler heads with more efficient sprinkler heads.


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):

Harvey Mudd College has a drip irrigation system which uses significantly less water than the previously installed spray irrigation system. The installation was made to reduce water usage.


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