Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.00
Liaison Kevin Moran
Submission Date May 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Drake University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00
"---" 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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 46653755.84 Gallons 27925527.27 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 46653755.84 Gallons 27925527.27 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

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

The year chosen for the basline year was one of the earliest years we had access to data from and is used in other sections of the report.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1420 1648
Number of employees resident on-site 9 9
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 4130 4313
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1086 993
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 4269.25 4393.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 10927.86 Gallons 6355.74 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 2008353 Gross Square Feet 1897488 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 23.23 Gallons / GSF 14.72 Gallons / GSF

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

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds --- ---

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

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:

Drake has not had the opportunity to install water recovery systems on campus. These systems are reviewed with each project as they moved from concept to construction.


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):

During building renovations that include restrooms, fixtures are chosen that will reduce water comsuption. Automatic faucets are typically considered for all installations. Audits of appliances in campus buildings are taken yearly and inefficient units are replaced with engery-star models.The biggest use of domestic water on campus are residential showers, lawn irrigation, and cooling towers. Low flow shower heads are being used in residencial halls, irrigation is managed and turned on only when necessary and at the appropriate times for certain zones. Chillers are being programmed to operate in sequence with one another across campus and come on-line when demand requires.


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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