Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.55
Liaison Cesar Nanni
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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Universidad de Monterrey
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.39 / 6.00 César Alfredo Nanni
Center for Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 223,931 Cubic Metres 220,882.18 Cubic Metres

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 67,520 Cubic Metres 106,540.12 Cubic Metres

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 842 612
Number of residential employees 20 10
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 8,207 8,784
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,354 1,219
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 60,543.10 Square Metres 46,225.98 Square Metres

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 9.32 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, 2015 Dec. 31, 2015
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. After this year, the Sustainabilitu Center was created and many sustainable strategies started.

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

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
156,411 Cubic Metres

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:

Tha maintenance and construction department has into their policies that all new equipment shall be water saving.

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. The irrigation is made with dripping method.

A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:

There is no weather irrigation technologies, in case of a rainy day the irigation process is cancelled.

A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:

The Sustainability Center in partnership with the Maintenance and Residencial College have a water saving campaign. Also during the semester on certain activities to promote sustainability the water and energy saving programs are shown.

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

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