Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Oct. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ithaca College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.89 / 4.00 Scott Doyle
Director
Energy Management and Sustainability
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 75,276,400 Gallons 135,000,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 75,276,400 Gallons 135,000,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period June 1, 2021 May 31, 2022
Baseline Period Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

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

The baseline figures are based on our initial AASHE STARS report.

The campus has grown 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. Dramatic reduction with FY21 is further due to reduced water use with fewer people on campus due to COVID.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,618 4,173
Number of employees resident on-site 11 8
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 5,167 6,973
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,207 1,475
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 3.20 0
Weighted campus users 5,685.35 7,381.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 13,240.42 Gallons 18,289.59 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
27.61

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,665,612 Gross Square Feet 2,300,000 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 28.24 Gallons / GSF 58.70 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
51.89

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

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 75,276,400 Gallons / Acre 135,000,000 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
44.24

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

COVID impacted water use numbers.


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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Water figures used for performance year are based on water bills from 2021-22.

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