Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison jenny isler
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Clark University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jenny Isler
Director of Sustainability
Physical Plant / Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 27930762 Gallons 36314652 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 27930762 Gallons 36314652 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1474 1500
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3000 2905
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 704 563
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 3146.50 2976

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 8876.77 Gallons 12202.50 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
27.25

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1747298 Gross Square Feet 1652587 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 15.99 Gallons / GSF 21.97 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
27.26

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 8 Acres 8 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 3491345.25 Gallons / Acre 4539331.50 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
23.09

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 cogen and heating plant are closed loop systems.


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):

We replaced 345 toilets with low use and dual flush; we added dual flush capacity to all the rest of the toilets. All shower heads in the residential halls,gym locker rooms, and suites are low flow.


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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Clark did not track water consumption in 2005; actual usage data from 2007 is used above asproxy for the baseline year of 2005; GSF and population were roughly similar.

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