Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.30
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 31, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Drexel University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 6.00 Bo Solomon
University Sustainability Officer
Procurement
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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:
High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 432,423.76 Cubic Metres 432,423.76 Cubic Metres

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 428,463.12 Cubic Metres 428,463.12 Cubic Metres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Year July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020

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 3,293 3,293
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 20,718 20,718
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 4,909 4,909
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 5,325 5,325
Weighted campus users 16,049.75 16,049.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 428,463.12 Cubic Metres 428,463.12 Cubic Metres

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 4,613,881.31 Gross Square Metres 4,613,881.31 Gross Square Metres

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 0.09 Cubic Metres / GSM 0.09 Cubic Metres / GSM

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:

Approx 34,500 sq. ft of roof water is used to flush toilets and urinals. Rainwater from parts of the Daskalakis Athletic Center and Recreation Center is collected in a 35,000 gallon cistern. Water is pumped through filters, ultra-violet light and dyed, then used to flush toilets and urinals in ground floor restroom/ locker room


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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