Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.36
Liaison Cesar Nanni
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2015
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Universidad de Monterrey
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.34 / 6.00 César Alfredo Nanni
Center for Sustainability
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Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Extremely High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 226,603.13 Cubic meters 220,882.18 Cubic meters

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 94,409.93 Cubic meters 106,540.12 Cubic meters

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 806 612
Number of residential employees 12 10
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 8,807 8,784
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,864 1,719
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 59,365.97 Square meters 46,225.98 Square meters

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 15.67 Hectares 8.66 Hectares

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, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010

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

The base line year is 2010, this decision was made because of accessibility of data and also was the year the university decided to be a sustainable institution.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:

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

The University of Monterrey uses treated wastewater for irrigation. This non-potable water is the effluent of an industrial wastewater treatment plant. Water-quality data are available on the web site.

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:

Faucet aerators
Low flow toilets and urinals
Low flow toilet handles

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


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

Landcape design for the campus establishes the use of native species and drought tolerant plantings and removal of invasive species.

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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