Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.60
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Belmont University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 4.00 Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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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:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 93,896,434 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 97,442,743 Gallons 79,904,352 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2017 May 31, 2018
Baseline Year June 1, 2013 May 31, 2014

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

Baseline was adopted for use in this report to account for new buildings added to campus.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,565 2,851
Number of employees resident on-site 14 14
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 7,987 6,890
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,085 926
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 17 0
Weighted campus users 7,686 6,578.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 12,677.95 Gallons 12,146.75 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 4,262,100 Gross Square Feet 1,742,885 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 22.86 Gallons / GSF 45.85 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
50.13

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 37.50 Acres 37.50 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 2,503,904.91 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:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

Ground water is collected in the basement of Inman, Ayers and McWhorter for irrigation purposes. This water is used around McWhorter Inman, and Patton Halls. Drip irrigation is utilized around plant beds at McWhorter and Patton Halls.


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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