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Liaison Jennifer Asman
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Georgia State University
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jennifer Asman
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 84,922,527 Gallons 83,384,000 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 100 Gallons 100 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 4,128 3,807
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 32,168 30,431
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,845 3,845
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 283 283

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 8,889,317 Square Feet 3,879,115 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 337.17 Acres 337.17 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
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A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

There are six water reclamation areas on campus that collect rain water to be used for landscaping.


A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Every building on campus has at least one water meter.


A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:
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A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
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A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):
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A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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Because of a lack of records earlier than 2009, GSU is using 2009 data as our baseline.

Like many older buildings in downtown Atlanta, many GSU buildings contain old piping that makes water unsafe for drinking. This is why our potable water data is skewed. This data point is not accurate but serves as a placeholder.

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.