Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
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 Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 2,357,376.34 Cubic meters 3,948,336.40 Cubic meters

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 1,345,618.84 Cubic meters 2,610,889.25 Cubic meters

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period July 1, 2005 June 30, 2008

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
Baseline mandated by University of California Office of the President for UC Sustainable Water goals. The average of fiscal years 2005-2006, 2006-2007, and 2007-2008 were used to build the baseline for all data points (gallons, weighted campus user, and vegetative space).

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site
Number of employees resident on-site
Number of other individuals resident on-site
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment
Full-time equivalent of employees
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education
Weighted campus users

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 57.72 Cubic meters 155.15 Cubic meters

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

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 633,149.83 Gross square meters 511,837.19 Gross square meters

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 2.13 Cubic meters per square meter 5.10 Cubic meters per square meter

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

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 98.01 Hectares 92.81 Hectares

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 24,052.23 Cubic meters per hectare 42,541.90 Cubic meters per hectare

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Part 1
Total Water Withdrawal includes Riverside Public Utilities (RPU), Gage Canal and Coachella Valley. Potable Water Use includes RPU and Coachella Valley meters associated with the Palm Desert satellite campus. This excludes the Coachella Valley Agricultural Research Station’s water use as it uses non-potable water from Coachella Valley Water District. Gage Canal water data is also not included in this metric as it is not classified as potable water. RPU and Coachella Valley water data was sourced from EnergyCAP. Gage Canal data was provided by the Gage Canal Company. Weighted Campus User data was sourced from the Institutional Research office, with the exception of 2005 student housing population data, which was provided by Housing.

Part 2
Gross floor area data was provided by the Space Management office. OGSF50 was used as the unit for GSF. Baseline year GSF was an average of the three fiscal years (2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008), in accordance with UC Policy on Sustainable Practices.

Part 3
Vegetated grounds data was provided by Facilities Services’ Grounds department and Space Management. Accounts for growth in campus vegetated space including expansion of campus boundaries through acquisition of housing complexes. Only main (east) campus is included, the west campus agricultural research fields are not included in this metric.

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