Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Dickinson College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.03 / 5.00 Lindsey Lyons
Assistant Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 39645640.66 Gallons 43174044.25 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 39645640.66 Gallons 43174044.25 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, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

The baseline year chosen for water is FY 2008 (July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008). This year is the baseline year used in our commitment for carbon neutrality and for all greenhouse gas emissions comparisons.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1987 2113
Number of employees resident on-site 19 26
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 2357 2345
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 924 780
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 2962.25 2878.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 13383.62 Gallons 14998.80 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
10.77

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1998360 Gross Square Feet 1793140 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 19.84 Gallons / GSF 24.08 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
17.60

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 120.92 Acres 120.92 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 327863.98 Gallons / Acre 357043.39 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
8.17

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:

Campus rain barrels capture roof runoff to be used for the irrigation of flower and vegetable beds around Kaufman Hall. Our Organic Farm utilizes an irrigation pond that not only captures rainfall but also runoff.


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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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