Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.20
Liaison Smith Getterman
Submission Date March 1, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Baylor University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.82 / 5.00 Jack Reardon
Director of Operations
Baylor Facility Services
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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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 451010700 Gallons 383895731 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 307931000 Gallons 317331000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009

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

2009 was chosen as the baseline for both water and energy usage across campus.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 5289 5149
Number of employees resident on-site 31 24
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 16001 13239
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 2575 910
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 18 0
Weighted campus users 15248.50 11905

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 20194.18 Gallons 26655.27 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
24.24

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 8543061 Gross Square Feet 6900000 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 36.04 Gallons / GSF 45.99 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
21.63

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 304.50 Acres 200 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 1481151.72 Gallons / Acre 1919478.66 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
22.84

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):

Low flow toilets, showers, and faucets are installed on campus.


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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