Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.29 / 5.00 Tony Wakley
Financial Manager
Campus Facility Services
"---" 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 Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Medium to High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 301,968,000 Gallons 280,709,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 301,968,000 Gallons 280,709,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Period July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

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

Updated Baseline to FY2015 to coincide with Energy Use Baseline and re-verified historical data Based on similar reporting processes from source, EnergyCap.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,332 1,785
Number of employees resident on-site 8 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 25,453 24,240
Full-time equivalent of employees 8,481 7,334.70
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 2,320 1,887
Weighted campus users 24,295.50 22,712.03

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 12,428.97 Gallons 12,359.49 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 12,269,456 Gross Square Feet 10,817,881 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 24.61 Gallons / GSF 25.95 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
5.15

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

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 653,610.39 Gallons / Acre 607,595.24 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:

Lawn irrigation water use reductions from implementing smart systems utilizing weather stations and moisture monitors

Using application equipment that lessens drift and reduces water usage

Use of collected rainwater for irrigation

Commissioning program for campus buildings

Installation of campus building utility meters


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

IUPUI utilizes a rainwater recovery system to power two of the irrigation systems. The rainwater from the roof of Glick/Clinical Quad and SELB are collected and held in cisterns under the lawn. We then pump that water for the drip irrigation of the surrounding two systems.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

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


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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