Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
OP-22: Water Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 7.00 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilites Planning & Management
Facilities Services Office
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Water consumption, 2005 baseline year:
34,301,036 Gallons

Water consumption, performance year :
41,326,252 Gallons

On-campus residents, 2005:
2,634

Full-time, non-residential/commuter students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
651

Part-time, non-residential/commuter students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
302

On-campus residents, performance year:
2,659

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
699

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
343

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation initiatives is available:

Water consumption is generally trending downwards at Gettysburg college. However, during the year of 2010 our new LEED gold gym was constructed. The construction process, along with filling the new pool 3 times, used a large amount of water. Water usage in 2011 is approximately 1,000,000 gallons lower than in 2010 and the campus is 55,000 square feet larger. A new centrifugal chiller was also installed at the energy plant, which reduces energy consumption but increases water consumption. For these reasons, water consumption was abnormally high during the year of 2010.

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