Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.63
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date May 19, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Beloit College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 6.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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 40841100 Gallons 30207200 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 40841100 Gallons 30207200 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2015 May 31, 2016
Baseline Year June 1, 2013 May 31, 2014

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

The baseline was constructed to fall in line with the Beloit College Sustainability Plan, in which there are reduction goals for water use.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1098 1123
Number of employees resident on-site 16 11
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1317 1267
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 355 364
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 1532.50 1506.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 26649.98 Gallons 20047.92 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 1191428 Gross Square Feet 1153287 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 34.28 Gallons / GSF 26.19 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

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 44 Acres 44 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 928206.82 Gallons / Acre 686527.27 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0

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:

The LEED Platinum Science Center employs a green roof to soak up precipitation. Any runoff from the roof is directed from gutters into a holding tank to be used as irrigation in the attached greenhouse. However, amounts of water are not recorded at this time.


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):

In the summer of 2015 the Facilities department replaced 12 toilets from 3.5 gallon per flush toilets with 1.28 gallon per flush toilets in Pearsons Hall, the student union building. Additionally, six toilets were replaced in Neese theatre, from 5 gpf down to 1.28 gpf.

Almost all shower heads in dormitories are lo-flo, allowing 2 gallons per minute of water.


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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The amount of vegetated grounds is estimated at this time, but we hope to utilize a GIS class in the future to help calculate this value with accuracy.

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