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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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Portland State University
Tier2-2: Building Water Metering

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Complete Expired Noel Mingo
Utility Manager
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Does the institution have building-level water consumption meters for at least one building?:
Yes

A brief description of the water metering employed:

All Housing buildings have individual meters. Most other buildings also have meters, but a number of buildings are on a "water loop" without individual meters. PSU's water system is not well understood. Future plans include metering assessments across campus.

Additionally, there are all kinds of water meters on campus. There are steam condensate meters to monitor how much water is being lost from the steam system. There are also meters on the 5 or 6 wells on campus. There is a meter on the hydration station (a water bottle refilling station) at the Smith Center. There are also water meters on all the cooling towers for the chilled water system. Finally, there are meters for the Smith building and for irrigation.


The website URL where information about the practice is available:

PSU is currently in the process of metering each utility for each building. An initial assessment has been completed, funding has been secured to add meters to Smith Memorial Student Union in FY11. We are in the process of securing funding for additional buildings, starting with buildings attached to the heating, cooling, water, and electricity loops.

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