Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.22
Liaison David Petree
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Guilford College
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.11 / 4.00 David Petree
Director of Environmental 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 18,586,848 Gallons 21,202,785 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 18,586,848 Gallons 21,202,785 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1,191 1,380
Number of residential employees 21 21
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 2,445 1,953
Full-time equivalent of employees 398 411
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 803,302 Square feet 803,302 Square feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 350 Acres 353 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
This was the first year we conducted a GHG Inventory.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:
Water is pumped from the Guilford Lake for irrigation on athletic team fields. Rain water is collected in a 1700 gallon cistern and used for toilets in Archdale Hall. A 1200 gallon rain water collection vessel is stored a facilities and used for plant and flower watering and compost tea.

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

A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:
The college deploys ultra-low flow shower and facets. Dual flush toilets are present in all building and dormitories. Water-less urinal are present in all men's restrooms. Water bottle filling stations are present in many buildings.

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
See above. Energy Star appliances are a required purchase if applicable.

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):
Native plants are used throughout Guilford's campus landscaping reducing water and pesticide needs. The college farm using drip irrigation to minimize water use and evaporation loss.

A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:

A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:
The college farm using only drip irrigation for crop production minimizing water use and evaporation losses.

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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