Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.10
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2014
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Seattle Central College
OP-22: Water Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.72 / 7.00 Ian Siadak
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the Vice Chancellor
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Water consumption, 2005 baseline year:
23,103,476 Gallons

Water consumption, performance year :
21,571,572 Gallons

List the start and end dates of the water consumption performance year:
January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

On-campus residents, 2005:

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

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

On-campus residents, performance year:

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

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

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with water consumption performance year):
Jan 2012 - December 2012

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

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

From our District Policy:

The Seattle Community College District is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible fashion. It shall be the policy of the Seattle
Community College District to:
1. Reduce the present and future risks of hazardous materials.
2. Comply with federal, state, and local laws pertaining to hazardous materials.
3. Promote the purchase and use of products manufactured using recycled materials.
4. Establish procedures to reduce waste in ongoing processes and to develop waste reduction procedures.
5. Establish recycling systems for non-hazardous materials.
6. Promote conservation of electricity and water.
7. Encourage conservation of fuels through the promotion of bus, van and carpool use, bicycles, and other alternative modes of transportation.
8. Increase the awareness of environmental issues and practices.
9. Develop, to the fullest extent possible, capital master plans and projects consistent with the provisions of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The
“responsible official,” for the purposes of the policy, shall be the chancellor, respective campus president/vice-chancellor, or designee. It shall be the
responsibility of the “responsible official” to facilitate the preparation of a “Declaration of Significance/Non-Significance” and/or a “Threshold Determination”,
as appropriate.

Specifically in regards to water conservation, "Seattle Central has taken several steps to act on that statement. Replacement of standard plumbing fixtures with low flow faucets, toilets, and urinals. We also recently installed glycol in our heating and cooling loops so that we no longer drain those systems in the winter time (sending water down the drain) and requiring those loops to be refilled again in the spring time. That saves approximately 10K gallons each cycle." - Chuck Davis, Director Facilities and Operations

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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