Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.15
Liaison Joanne Wong
Submission Date May 31, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mills College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.82 / 6.00 Linda Zitzner
Associate Vice President for Operations
Operations
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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:
High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 39641014 Gallons 45184436 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 18032784 Gallons 45184436 Gallons

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, 2008 June 30, 2009

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

FY2009, the year before the implementation of using lake water for landscape irrigation.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 614 586
Number of employees resident on-site 18 18
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1405 1406
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 388 419.84
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 1502.75 1520.38

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 11999.86 Gallons 29719.17 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
59.62

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 955269 Gross Square Feet 955269 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 18.88 Gallons / GSF 47.30 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
60.09

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 114 Acres 114 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 347728.19 Gallons / Acre 396354.70 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
12.27

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:

Mills College hosts two LEED certified buildings: the Lokey Graduate School of Business and the Moore Natural Sciences Buidling. Both buildings include rainwater harvesting systems that collect water that is used to flush the toilets. Mills maintains Lake Aliso on campus, utilizing excess water to irrigate landscaping.


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):

Low flow shower heads have been installed in all of the residence halls. Whenever there is a retrofit for restrooms, low flow toilets are installed.


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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