Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.44
Liaison Sarah Murray
Submission Date April 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Metropolitan Community College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.67 / 4.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and 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 to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 18325000 Gallons 35519003 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 18325000 Gallons 35519003 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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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 9771 13443
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1211.10 1316.10
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 179 898
Weighted campus users 8102.33 10395.83

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 2261.70 Gallons 3416.66 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
33.80

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1109712 Gross Square Feet 901539 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 16.51 Gallons / GSF 39.40 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
58.09

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

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

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 175661.43 Gallons / Acre 340481.24 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
48.41

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:

We do an extremely small portion of rainwater harvesting on campus as part of our horticulture 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):

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.


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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Water information was taken from the Internal Utilities Access Database.

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