Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.54
Liaison Meghan Wrenn
Submission Date Aug. 8, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Endicott College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.38 / 5.00 Meghan Wrenn
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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 --- 31,298,564 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 34,012,426 Gallons 31,298,564 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year May 22, 2018 May 22, 2019
Baseline Year June 1, 2009 June 1, 2010

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

The baseline year is the earliest year of available data. Performance year shows the most recent water use data.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,493 1,800
Number of employees resident on-site 12 14
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 4,256 3,000
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 670.70 468
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 688.90 0
Weighted campus users 3,804.60 3,054.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 8,939.82 Gallons 10,246.71 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
12.75

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,485,120 Gross Square Feet 800,000 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 22.90 Gallons / GSF 39.12 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
41.46

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:

This past year we piloted a water reduction behavior change campaign in freshman residence halls, which consisted of signage on the mirrors of bathrooms showing water use and reduction fun facts. The signs remained up for the whole year.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

We use well water to irrigate one of the sports fields on campus.


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):

Toilets, showers, and sinks have been gradually updated to use low flow fixtures across campus. In January, all residence halls on campus were completely renovated with water efficient showerheads and faucets, which is estimated to save 15,000 gallons of water per year. New construction uses dual flush toilets as a standard.


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