Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.96
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Case Western Reserve University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.52 / 6.00 Stephanie Corbett
Director
Energy & 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 --- 268,387,584 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 205,665,662.30 Gallons 268,387,584 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

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

FY2009 was the first year the GHG inventory was performed, and the first year where accurate data is available.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 4,017 3,000
Number of employees resident on-site 24 15
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 7 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 10,820 8,449
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 4,501 5,044
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 282 0
Weighted campus users 12,296.50 10,873.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 16,725.54 Gallons 24,682.72 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
32.24

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 8,499,923 Gross Square Feet 7,747,210 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 24.20 Gallons / GSF 34.64 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
30.16

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 140 Acres 141 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 1,903,458.04 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:

Underground Cistern (Alpha Phi house) - collects harvested rainwater that is then used for irrigation; diverts 1,648 cubic ft of water annually.


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):

The University's standard is to replace fixtures with highly efficient fixtures in renovations, repairs and also in LEED US GBC certified projects, generally these are Water Sense certified.


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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