Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 41.59
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seattle Central College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.91 / 5.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 11299325.46 Gallons 12295730.72 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 11299325.46 Gallons 12295730.72 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2015
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

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

2005 serves as our the district of Seattle Colleges greenhouse gas inventory baseline, so we want as many sustainability indicators as possible to have a 2005 baseline (data dependent)


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 0 0
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 5202.80 4478.56
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 942 838.78
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 65.62 19.92
Weighted campus users 4559.39 3973.07

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 2478.26 Gallons 3094.77 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
19.92

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1002039 Gross Square Feet 932662 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 11.28 Gallons / GSF 13.18 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
14.47

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:

n/a


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):

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.


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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2015 is the most recent data available for water

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