Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Babson College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.35 / 6.00 Steve Tolley
Assistant Director, Ground, Building Services & Sustainability
Facilities Management & Planning
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Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 39,547,262 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 38,891,969 Gallons 39,547,262 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2005 June 30, 2006

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

Baseline aligns with GHG and Waste baseline years


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,896 1,417
Number of employees resident on-site 14 12
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,471 2,988
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 875.38 694.50
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 3,737.29 3,119.13

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 10,406.48 Gallons 12,678.96 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
17.92

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,794,741 Gross Square Feet 1,706,294 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 21.67 Gallons / GSF 23.18 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
6.50

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
Yes

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 110 Acres 83 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 0 Gallons / Acre 476,473.04 Gallons / Acre

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:

Sensors being installed across campus to adjust irrigation based on soil moisture.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

None


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):

We have been installing low-flow fixtures across campus over time, such as shower head and faucet retrofits in residence halls.

Our conference center has been upgraded all bathrooms to low flow toilets, shower-heads and faucets.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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