School of Medicine installs weather based irrigation controls for 44% reduction

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

After a significant reduction in water use by Stanford Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) from the installation of new irrigation equipment, Stanford’s School of Medicine followed suit and converted nine of its standard irrigation controllers to weather-based irrigation controllers (WBICs). A year after the installation, the new weather-based irrigation controllers saw a 45% reduction in water use compared to a 2013 baseline. The School of Medicine and R&DE are two of several campus groups that put forth substantial drought-driven conservation efforts, resulting in significant reductions in their total consumption compared to pre-drought use.