Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.51
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Waterloo
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.67 / 4.00 Chris Ford
Energy Manager
Plant Operations
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 523662 Cubic Metres 602747 Cubic Metres

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 480682 Cubic Metres 602747 Cubic Metres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 5543 5172
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 35156 29539
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 5874 4969
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1007 485
Weighted campus users 31403 26810.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 15.31 Cubic Metres 22.48 Cubic Metres

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
31.91

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 780339 Gross Square Metres 640514 Gross Square Metres

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 0.62 Cubic Metres / GSM 0.94 Cubic Metres / GSM

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
34.54

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds --- ---

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
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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:
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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 (e.g. building retrofits):
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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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Records for the split between potable and non-potable (well water) are not available for 2010, only the total water consumption.

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