Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Simon Fraser University
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.21 / 3.00 Bernard Chan
Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 155,083,259.37 Gallons 179,060,306 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 155,083,259.37 Gallons 179,060,306 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1,533.33 1,350
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 24,774 19,981.90
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,675.11 2,581.33
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,727.30 1,439

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 4,580,845.37 Square Feet 4,015,762.08 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 287 Acres 287 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2007 Dec. 31, 2007

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
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A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

Retrofits of water intensive facilities such as the Fisheries facilities and in the swimming pool, converting single flow-through systems to recirculating closed loop systems.


A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Discovery 1 and 2-individual water meters.
Greenhouse-individual water meter.
Water meters for all of campus.


A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

-Aerators have been installed on sink faucets in a number of campus buildings, including ASB, TASC I, TASC II, Shrum C, B, P and K and the Library. These aerators reduce the flow rate from two gallons per minute to half a gallon per minute, saving more than 50% of the water used. Additionally, this simple retrofit saves natural gas as well, as it is our natural gas boilers which heat the water used in taps across campus.
-Residence Towers A, B, C and D and the newer buildings have low-flush toilets (high/low flushing).
-New buildings and renovations to washrooms have electronic sensors for sinks, toilets and urinals.


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

-Flush tanks on all urinals have been provided with a device (Water Matrix) to reduce continuous flushing with timed flushing based on sensing of a person
-Replacement of water-cooled condensers for air-conditioning units using chilled water (Pestology level 7000, Equipment room in SSB)
-Replacement of water-cooled condensers for refrigerated coolers with air-cooled condensers (Mackenzie Cafeteria)
-Replacement of water-cooled condensers for air compressors with air-cooled condensers (Boiler Room)
-Replacement of water-cooled condensers for environmental chambers with air-cooled condensers (Chemistry and Biology)
-PIAB vacuum pumps (using compressed air) in new labs and renovated labs to replace water-induced vacuum aspirators.


A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

-Low water demand plants are selected in landscaping to require little or no irrigation.
-Manual irrigation system has been partially converted to irrigation system with timers (about 90% completed).
-Conversion of grass field to all-weather fields eliminating irrigation (Terry Fox field and Field 3).


A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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