Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Tomson Spink
Maintenance Director
Plant Services
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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

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 116,373,840 Gallons 201,530,682 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 116,373,840 Gallons 201,530,682 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period June 1, 2018 May 31, 2019
Baseline Period June 1, 2008 May 31, 2009

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

2009 was the year we started doing the GHG calculator for our CAP.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,776 2,696
Number of employees resident on-site 47 45
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 7,364 6,823
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,440 1,060
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,330 562
Weighted campus users 6,311.25 6,176

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 18,439.11 Gallons 32,631.26 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
43.49

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 3,060,418 Gross Square Feet 2,378,463 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 38.03 Gallons / GSF 84.73 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
55.12

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 66 Acres 66 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 1,763,240 Gallons / Acre 3,053,495.18 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
42.26

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:

Low flow showerheads, low flow aeroters on faucets and low-flow toilets where applicable.


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