Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Joseph Wasylycia-Leis
Submission Date March 3, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Winnipeg
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.51 / 3.00 Alana Lajoie-O'Malley
Campus Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 64,608.47 Cubic Metres 74,714.56 Cubic Metres

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 64,608.47 Cubic Metres 74,714.56 Cubic Metres

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 396 303
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 7,061 7,512
Full-time equivalent of employees 810 750
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 118,928.95 Square Metres 103,592.96 Square Metres

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 0.93 Hectares 0.96 Hectares

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year April 1, 2013 March 30, 2014
Baseline Year April 1, 2009 March 30, 2010

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

A major bathroom fixture retrofit was started in 2010 and continued on through 2011. Additionally, the University of Winnipeg has seen significant growth in building footprint and has added a number of washroom facilities since 2009. Because it is prior to the retrofits, 2009 is the best year for the baseline.

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

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year: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

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

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:

All new buildings include high efficiency plumbing. A major washroom retrofit was launched in 2010.

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

See landscaping credit.

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

See landscaping credit.

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

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

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