Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.43 / 4.00 Tony Wakley
Financial Manager
Campus Facility Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 229,869,772 Gallons 258,112,735 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 229,850,772 Gallons 258,093,735 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1,785 1,785
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 24,240 24,524
Full-time equivalent of employees 7,334.70 7,296.30
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,887 1,876

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 10,817,881 Square feet 10,817,881 Square feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 462 Acres 462 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014

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

Based on readily available data.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
19,000 Gallons

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year: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

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

We have just currently built a system at the Glick Eye Institute and at the adjacent green space between Fessler and Glick that employs a storm water detentions system. This detention system is connected to a drip irrigation system that will provide water to the immediate grounds. Since this is new to our system the system is completing commissioning and data is still being collected on its effectiveness although there was significant positive affect in areas this summer during the drought.

There is another rainwater system currently being built at the SELB project site at IUPUI.

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

IUPUI does not have water meters at the building level but the local water utility does and the information is available to the university.

A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

Operation and maintenance of storm water infrastructure, including quality units (SQU's) or (BMP's)

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

Though the campus does use local plants they are not chosen solely by the basis of water reduction as policy.

A rain garden has been installed in at least one campus location.

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

IUPUI Grounds Operations has approximately 35 irrigation controllers for campus turf and landscape irrigation systems.

16 of these controllers are managed by a “smart irrigation”, weather-informed system.

A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:

Low flow adapters on shower heads, faucets and spigots.
Campus Facilty Serices uses collected rainwater for irrigation which Reduces potable water use

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

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.