Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.07
Liaison Erin Akins
Submission Date March 5, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Saskatchewan
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
0.21 / 4.00 Kevin Hudson
Energy and Emissions Officer
Facilities Sustainability and Engineering
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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 1,173,028.20 Cubic Metres 958,634.61 Cubic Metres

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 1,173,028.20 Cubic Metres 958,634.61 Cubic Metres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year May 1, 2018 April 30, 2019
Baseline Year May 1, 2005 April 30, 2006

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

First formal sustainability programs initiated beginning in 2004.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,073 572
Number of employees resident on-site 6 48
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 19,170 16,734.86
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 5,516 5,044.30
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 651.40 0
Weighted campus users 18,545.70 16,489.37

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 1,173,028.20 Cubic Metres 958,634.61 Cubic Metres

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 702,257.21 Gross Square Metres 546,299.83 Gross Square Metres

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 40.99 Cubic Metres / GSM 43.07 Cubic Metres / GSM

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
4.81

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 499.38 Hectares 499.38 Hectares

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 251,119.34 Cubic Metres / Hectare 205,222.42 Cubic Metres / Hectare

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0

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:

Stickers and signage are made available and found in washrooms or kitchenette areas around campus encouraging users to minimize water usage, though these are not universal. Residence eco-challenges are occasionally implemented which reward student residents for reducing their overall water consumption.


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

Rainwater from the maintenance building roof is captured and used to manually irrigate landscaped areas.


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):

We have a program developed to retrofit buildings with low-flow plumbing fixtures. The first installation building was able to achieve 48% savings.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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