Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.88 / 4.00 Jeremy Johnston
Utility Billing Analyst & Systems Administrator
Utility Operations
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 69,217,676 Gallons 85,631,788 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 69,217,676 Gallons 85,631,788 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period June 8, 2004 June 7, 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 1,003 449
Number of employees resident on-site 4 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 12,358 12,371
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,830.60 1,873
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,110 388
Weighted campus users 10,060.70 10,504.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6,880.01 Gallons 8,152.11 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
15.60

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 5,433,960 Gross Square Feet 4,189,761 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 12.74 Gallons / GSF 20.44 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
37.68

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 22 Acres 22 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 3,146,258 Gallons / Acre 3,892,354 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
19.17

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

The CSU Recreation Center was constructed with a large underground cistern to collect rainwater and snow melt for landscape irrigation.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

Nearly all toilets on campus have either been upgraded to low flush models or have had new flushometers installed to reduce water consumption.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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