Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.68 / 4.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low to Medium

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 80,181,000 Gallons 98,307,990 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 80,181,000 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 Period May 1, 2019 April 30, 2020
Baseline Period July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014

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 4,708 4,215
Number of employees resident on-site 12 14
Number of other individuals resident on-site 3 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 13,504 8,745
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,576 1,180
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 520 278
Weighted campus users 12,103 8,292.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6,624.89 Gallons 9,842.15 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
32.69

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 4,739,847.50 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 16.92 Gallons / GSF 19.18 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
11.82

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

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 93,796.50 Gallons / Acre 115,001.63 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
18.44

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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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:

All of the residence halls use low flow shower heads. Biscayne, Palmetto, and Osprey Halls all have dual flush toilets. Wells are no longer used.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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