Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.33
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Johnson County Community College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.84 / 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 Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 21,799,691 Gallons 25,658,500 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 21,799,691 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 Period July 1, 2020 June 30, 2021
Baseline Period 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).


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 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 10,488 23,133
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,371 1,928
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,508 1,972
Weighted campus users 7,763.25 17,316.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 2,808.06 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 2,050,000 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 10.63 Gallons / GSF 14.45 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
26.42

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

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 121,412.93 Gallons / Acre 142,904.48 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
15.04

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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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:

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.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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