Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.68
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 4.00 James Lowe
Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management
Facilities Planning & Managment
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low to Medium

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 209,844,121 Gallons 239,235,832 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 209,730,311 Gallons 239,235,832 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Period July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016

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

4-year performance period.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 6,634 7,122
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 19,638 18,831
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,328 2,992
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 4,754 2,612
Weighted campus users 15,317.50 16,188.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 13,692.20 Gallons 14,777.91 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
7.35

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 7,312,617 Gross Square Feet 7,180,726 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 28.68 Gallons / GSF 33.32 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
13.91

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 1,160 Acres 1,140.63 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 180,900.10 Gallons / Acre 209,740.08 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
13.75

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

Harvest 31,580 gallons of water and used to irrigate plants.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

LEED Certified Buildings (15 to date)
All contain water saving technologies; low-flow fixtures, etc.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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