Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.04
Liaison Jodi Kennedy
Submission Date July 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

Georgia Southern University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.34 / 4.00 Christopher Randle
Environmental & Sustainability Specialist
Facilities
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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 201,144,301 Gallons 249,444,885 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 201,144,301 Gallons 249,444,885 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

The most recent complete fiscal years were used when available, as fiscal years are the most common measurement period across the university.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 5,133 5,741
Number of employees resident on-site 12 13
Number of other individuals resident on-site 3 5
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 24,478 24,992
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,976 3,355
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 3,482 2,820
Weighted campus users 19,268.25 20,588.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 10,439.16 Gallons 12,115.59 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
13.84

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 7,447,885 Gross Square Feet 7,447,885 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 27.01 Gallons / GSF 33.49 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
19.36

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 934.51 Acres 934.51 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 215,240.39 Gallons / Acre 266,925.86 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
19.36

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:
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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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