Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.81
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.21 / 4.00 Katie Leone
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" 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:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 98,307,990 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 82,961,500 Gallons 81,616,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2015

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 3,346.84 3,291.17
Number of employees resident on-site 9 8.67
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 34.85 24.31
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 12,620.50 12,035
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,376.50 1,293.50
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 44.50 278
Weighted campus users 11,338.19 10,637.15

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 7,317.00 Gallons 7,672.74 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
4.64

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 4,289,176 Gross Square Feet 4,254,284.50 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 19.34 Gallons / GSF 19.18 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):
Yes

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 851.51 Acres 854.84 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 0 Gallons / Acre 115,001.63 Gallons / Acre

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:
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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):

All of the residence halls use low flow shower heads. Biscayne, Palmetto, and Osprey Halls all have dual flush toilets.


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

The demographic and building information is different than what is listed in IC-2&3 because our reporting years vary.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.