Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.98
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Saint Mary's College of California
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.09 / 4.00 Joe Kehoe
Director (Ret.)
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 194,013.47 Cubic meters 172,958.53 Cubic meters

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 194,013.47 Cubic meters 172,958.53 Cubic meters

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students
Number of residential employees
Number of in-patient hospital beds
Full-time equivalent enrollment
Full-time equivalent of employees
Full-time equivalent of distance education students

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 86,669.58 Square meters 86,247.24 Square meters

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 5,809,475.13 Hectares 5,809,475.13 Hectares

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
In 2009-2010, SMC intentionally begin tracking water use for the purposes of the athletic field maintenance.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
0 Cubic meters

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year: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

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

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:
With any renovation project of bathrooms or laundry rooms, the College seeks state of the art water conservation fixtures as replacement, including low flow toilets/waterless urinals, or electronic faucets and energy star rated laundry facilities.

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
See above.

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):
The newest building on campus did include low flow watering system for the surrounding landscape. The College also established a practice of including such strategies (e.g. metering, low-flow systems) in any new construction.

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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