Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Marcela Marín Arias
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Marcela Marín Arias
Coordinadora Sistema de Gestión Ambiental
Ciencias Ambientales y de la Construcción
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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 8,013,659.20 Gallons 8,851,084.60 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 8,013,659.20 Gallons 8,851,084.60 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2019 Aug. 31, 2019
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2018 Aug. 31, 2019

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

Our water use baseline is 2018, when we started recording the water consumption of all our campuses. We have data since 2015, but they were collected at one campus only


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 23,474 22,882
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 538 538
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 100 100
Weighted campus users 17,934 17,490

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 446.84 Gallons 506.07 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
11.70

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 794,963.22 Gross Square Feet 794,963.22 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 10.08 Gallons / GSF 11.13 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
9.46

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:

• Educational posters on the efficient use of water installed in all our restrooms
• Training for cleaning and laboratory personnel
• Adjustments to the infrastructure and sanitary units to save water
• Educational campaigns through different channels: email, social networks and billboards


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

We currently do not have projects for water reuse.


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):

We prioritize a different activity every year as budget permits, e.g., replacing sewer lines and sanitary units to save water


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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