Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.14
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Dec. 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ithaca College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Greg Lischke
Director EM&S
OEMS
"---" 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 162287100 Gallons 135000000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 162287100 Gallons 135000000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2015 May 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 4368 4173
Number of employees resident on-site 10 8
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 6796 6973
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1437 1475
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 5.40 0
Weighted campus users 7265.20 7381.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 22337.60 Gallons 18289.59 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 2676992 Gross Square Feet 2300000 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 60.62 Gallons / GSF 58.70 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds --- 1 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- 135000000 Gallons / Acre

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

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:
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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 (e.g. building retrofits):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We do not have figures for 2005 baseline water/sewer. The earliest figures available were from 2008: 138,065,618 gallons. The campus has grown 2% in population since 2005, but we estimate that aggressive water-saving measures being implemented since 2005 would have reduced the amount of water consumed substantially. So we used the figure of 135,000,000 for baseline reporting purposes.

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