Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.38
Liaison Rachael Rost-Allen
Submission Date June 17, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Johnson County Community College
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Kristy Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 32,422,400 Gallons 25,658,500 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 32,422,400 Gallons 25,658,500 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 0 0
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 23,520 23,133
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,932 1,928
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 2,110 1,972

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,775,278 Square feet 1,775,278 Square feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 179.55 Acres 179.55 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2008 Dec. 31, 2008

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

2007 was the last year JCCC added a significant amount of square footage to campus (NMOCA and RC). Thus, 2008-2012 allows us to compare directly while controlling for gross square feet of building space.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
0 Gallons

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

Rainwater is harvested and stored in two cisterns for use by our horticultural program.

A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

JCCC has building level water metering on all buildings.

A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

Over the course of calendar year 2011 JCCC installed low-flow bathroom fixtures (low-flow toilets and low-flow urinals) in a majority of restrooms across campus. The campus bathroom sinks have also all been outfitted with low-flow aerators to conserve water.

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

The large area of vegetation on the northeast corner of campus is buffalo grass that is unirrigated. It is a native, drought tolerant species.

A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:

A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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