Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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Portland State University
OP-22: Water Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 Noel Mingo
Utility Manager
FAP
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Water consumption, 2005 baseline year:
157,204,613 Gallons

Water consumption, performance year :
94,238,765 Gallons

List the start and end dates of the water consumption performance year:
7/1/2012 to 6/30/2013

On-campus residents, 2005:
1,865

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
12,968

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
10,512

On-campus residents, performance year:
1,658

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
18,203

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
12,999

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with water consumption performance year):
7/1/12 to 6/30/2013

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to water use reduction goals:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve water use reduction goals:

Rain water harvesting, no longer using 1 pass domestic water chilling in refrigeration units in kitchens, Residence hall flapper replacement on fixtures.


The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation initiatives is available:

Baseline year - FY2007:
Source: PSU does not have access to 2005 data, either from the Portland Water Bureau or Utility Manager System. However, we have FY2007 data from the Portland Water Bureau. Data from Utility Manager System (acquired sometime in 2006) is incomplete for FY2007.

Performance year - FY2013
Source: PSU Utility Manager, Noel Mingo
FY 13 data
Actual metered water consumption for buildings in the reporting square footage.

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Campus population sources:
http://www.oirp.pdx.edu/source/fact12f/4_09.htm (employees)
http://www.oirp.pdx.edu/source/fact12f/all_all.htm (student FT/PT)
Residential Students data: Housing Office.
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