Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana State University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.60 / 5.00 Bryan Duncan
Director of Capital Planning and Improvements
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 1,412.03 Cubic Metres

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 485.82 Cubic Metres 745.48 Cubic Metres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Aug. 1, 2017 July 31, 2018
Baseline Year Aug. 1, 2004 July 31, 2005

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

This is the initial baseline utilized for the first STARS report submitted by Indiana State University.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,896 2,932
Number of employees resident on-site 23 2
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 2 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 9,793 8,266
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,705.32 1,300
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 3,252 0
Weighted campus users 7,166.49 7,908

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 0.07 Cubic Metres 0.09 Cubic Metres

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
28.09

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 442,058.67 Gross Square Metres 401,906.65 Gross Square Metres

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 0 Cubic Metres / GSM 0 Cubic Metres / GSM

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
40.75

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
Yes

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 108.05 Hectares 80.94 Hectares

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds Cubic Metres / Hectare 17.45 Cubic Metres / Hectare

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
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A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives, e.g. initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices such as signage and competitions:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

We have a rich aquifer underneath campus that we access through 8 wells on campus. We also use much of our rainwater on campus and are working towards increasing the amount of rainwater that is diverted from the sewer system.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives (e.g. building retrofits):

As we pursue LEED certification on renovations and new construction we are committed to the progressive improvement of plumbing fixtures and fittings. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Water use information was gathered from the annual facilities report. Vegetated land has not changed since the previous report, so the previous information is still accurate.

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.