Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.97
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date July 28, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Johnson County Community College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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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 --- 25,658,500 Gallons

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

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.


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 22,372 23,133
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,401 1,928
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 3,364 1,972
Weighted campus users 15,306.75 17,316.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 2,118.18 Gallons 1,481.72 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

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

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 18.26 Gallons / GSF 14.45 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

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 179.55 Acres 179.55 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 0 Gallons / Acre 142,904.48 Gallons / Acre

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:

In addition to rainwater reclamation for non-potable use in Galileo's Pavilion, rainwater is harvested and stored in two cisterns for use by our horticultural program.


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):

Over the course of calendar year 2011 JCCC installed ultra low-flow bathroom fixtures (ultra low-flow toilets and ultra 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.


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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