Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Leanne Shewchuk
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Leanne Shewchuk
Director
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:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 130818793 Gallons 269992819.40 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 130818793 Gallons 269992819.40 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year April 1, 2016 March 31, 2017
Baseline Year April 1, 1990 March 31, 1991

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

The baseline year was adopted as 1990/91 because the University began, at that time, its energy and water saving measures.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1350 970
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 29663 17803
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 4810.20 3456
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1485.50 266
Weighted campus users 25078.28 15987.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 5216.42 Gallons 16888.01 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
69.11

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 6400712 Gross Square Feet 4172862 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 20.44 Gallons / GSF 64.70 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
68.41

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
Yes

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 248 Acres 248 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 527495.13 Gallons / Acre 1088680.72 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
51.55

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:

The University of Manitoba is replacing water fountains with the bottle refill stations to promote use of reusable water bottles.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

The University of Manitoba made changes to their heating and cooling water loop significantly reducing their water consumption. The loop was made to be constantly reusing water (closed loop system) distributing hot and cold water based on the needs of each building.


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):

The University is working to upgrade fixtures and install water-efficient fixtures in new buildings as is possible. With many buildings on the Fort Garry campus exceeding 100 years in age, some plumbing systems are not able to handle water-efficient alternatives. So replacements are being done on an "as possible" bases. .


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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