Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Darcy Coughlan
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Coastal Carolina University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Darcy Coughlan
Associate Director
Sustain Coastal
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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 to Medium

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 87,235,988 Gallons 38,618,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 87,235,988 Gallons 38,618,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019
Baseline Period Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

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 3,652 1,265
Number of employees resident on-site 11 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 4 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 9,527 8,870
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,346 1,262
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 353 0
Weighted campus users 8,809.75 7,915.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 9,902.21 Gallons 4,878.94 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 2,950,726 Gross square feet 2,386,215 Gross square feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 29.56 Gallons per square foot 16.18 Gallons per square foot

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

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 468 Acres 468 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 186,401.68 Gallons per acre 82,517.09 Gallons per acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
-125.89

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 University reuses and reclaims water for irrigation through the ponds and rain barrels in the greenhouse area.

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
All buildings are required to have low-flow water systems per LEED requirements by the state.

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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