Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.79
Liaison Peter Schulze
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Austin College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.34 / 4.00 Kelby Archer
Coordinator
Center for Environmental Studies
"---" 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 --- 38,719,371 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 32,727,547 Gallons 27,173,745 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

2008 was the first year that Austin College completed a greenhouse gas inventory, and water use was included in that inventory.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 990 822
Number of employees resident on-site 10 10
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 2 2
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,229.93 1,288.89
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 315.50 305
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 1,411.07 1,405.42

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 23,193.40 Gallons 19,334.97 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,011,199 Gross Square Feet 774,924 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 32.37 Gallons / GSF 35.07 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
7.70

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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