Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jessica Russell
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.74 / 5.00 Jessica Muraca
Project Analyst
Facilities Management
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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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 54,284,176 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 51,863,304 Gallons 54,284,176 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, 2014 June 30, 2015

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

Using same baseline year as GHG audit.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 876 858
Number of employees resident on-site 5 5
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 97 120
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 9,533.81 9,165.69
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,835 1,626
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 90.40 65.96
Weighted campus users 8,776.06 8,380.04

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 5,909.63 Gallons 6,477.79 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
8.77

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 243,702 Gross Square Feet 243,702 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 212.81 Gallons / GSF 222.75 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
4.46

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 --- ---

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

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:

A rainwater harvesting system has been implemented at the Mount Royal University Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning with the purpose of using undesired potable water for the flushing of toilets and urinals. The system consists of underground rainwater tanks, complete with a chlorine water treatment system and pumping system, which delivers stored and treated rainwater on demand to these functions within the building.


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):

All LEED buildings have low flow fixtures and auto-flush valves.


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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Actual 2016-2017 WCU numbers reported for performance year 2016-2017 instead of IC-3 2017-2018 numbers.

At time of reporting, all metered water on site is potable water delivered by City of Calgary water mains.

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