Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.05
Liaison Elizabeth Masuen
Submission Date March 31, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Metropolitan Community College
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.82 / 3.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 21,244,675 Gallons 35,519,003 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 21,244,675 Gallons 35,519,003 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 10,978 13,443
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,227.60 1,316.10
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 2,785 2,898

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 901,539 Square feet 901,539 Square feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 104.32 Acres 104.32 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012

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

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
0 Gallons

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year: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

We do an extremely small portion of rainwater harvesting on campus as part of our horticulture program.

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

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

MCC switched from 2.2 to .5 gallon per minute (gpm) restroom faucet aerators. This has reduced our indoor water use by more than 500,000 gallons annually.

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):

MCC uses native and ecologically well adapted non-invasive plants to ensure that they are appropriate for our climate and do not require additional watering.

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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