Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.70
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bryant University
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 3.00 Greg Gurney
Assistant Director Facilities
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Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 56,394,100 Gallons 67,007,400 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 49,246,000 Gallons 61,308,000 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 2,573 2,456
Number of residential employees 23 20
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 3,289 3,470
Full-time equivalent of employees 677 642
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,353,888 Square Feet 1,353,888 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 40 Acres 40 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

2013 was established as the water usage baseline because this the most recent year that we have the most complete water data to draw upon.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Water meters are installed on a majority of buildings on the main line. Meters are also installed on cooling tower water supply lines as well.

A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

To install low flow shower heads, sink aerators, and low flow toilets for new construction, renovations, and summer rehab.

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

Whenever possible, Bryant prioritizes drought-tolerant and native plant use on campus.

A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:

Irrigation Systems on Campus are typically zone controlled by time clocks and rain sensors are installed to prevent the irrigation system from turning on when it is raining out or when ground moisture levels are satisfied. The largest system, serving the Athletic Field Complex, is a Tucor system with Watertronics Controls. The athletic fields’ water supply is separately metered.

A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

Baseline Year 2013
Pipe Measurement Water Usage
2 inch pipes 25,303,000.00
4 inch pipes 5,699,400.00
10 inch pipes 36,005,000.00

Total Potable Water (2 inch and 10 inch) 61,308,000.00
Total Non Potable Water (4 inch) 36,005,000.00

Performance Year 2015
Pipe Measurement Water Usage
2 inch pipes 23,901,000.00
4 inch pipes 7,148,100.00
10 inch pipes 25,345,000.00

Total Potable Water (2 inch and 10 inch) 49,246,000.00
Total Non Potable Water (4 inch) 25,345,000.00

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