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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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Overall Score Expired
Liaison Megan Wibberley
Submission Date June 28, 2013
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University of Calgary
OP-22: Water Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Pheelan Mah
Intern Project Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Water consumption, 2005 baseline year:
406,990,658.90 Gallons

Water consumption, performance year :
308,739,496.55 Gallons

List the start and end dates of the water consumption performance year:
April 2012- March 2013

On-campus residents, 2005:

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:

On-campus residents, performance year:

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with water consumption performance year):
April 2012- March 2013

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to water use reduction goals:

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve water use reduction goals:

Water Efficient Fixture Retrofits – Existing buildings are currently in a multi-year process of being retrofitted with water efficient fixtures to achieve at least 50% reductions in potable water flows.
Bottle Filling Fixtures – Drinking fountains across campus are being retrofitted with fixtures to fill reusable water bottles, reducing the demand for bottled water. All new drinking fountains that are installed on campus will also have these bottle filling fixtures.
Engagement and Outreach - The university has an annual campaign to raise awareness about point of use water reduction. The SustainabilityON Water Wise campaign is typically a two-month long program that targets staff, students and faculty.

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

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