|Bronze - expired
|June 17, 2014
Johnson County Community College
OP-26: Water Use
This credit is weighted more heavily for institutions located in areas of water stress and scarcity and less heavily for institutions in areas with relative water abundance. The points available for this credit are determined by the level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus,, as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas and detailed in the following table:
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
|Total water use
Potable water use::
|Potable water use
Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
|Number of residential students
|Number of residential employees
|Number of in-patient hospital beds
|Full-time equivalent enrollment
|Full-time equivalent of employees
|Full-time equivalent of distance education students
Gross floor area of building space::
|Gross floor area
|1,775,278 Square feet
|1,775,278 Square feet
Area of vegetated grounds::
Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
|Jan. 1, 2012
|Dec. 31, 2012
|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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
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:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.