Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.20
Liaison David Heithaus
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Kenyon College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.51 / 4.00 Mark Kohlman
Chief Business Officer
Operation Division
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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 25,753,110 Gallons 31,000,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 25,753,110 Gallons 31,000,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period July 30, 2014 June 1, 2015

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

Coincides with official climate commitment


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,724 1,650
Number of employees resident on-site 15 1
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,724 1,650
Full-time equivalent of employees 626 580
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 2,197.25 2,085.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 11,720.61 Gallons 14,866.32 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
21.16

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,626,800 Gross Square Feet 1,600,000 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 15.83 Gallons / GSF 19.38 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
18.29

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 1,100 Acres 1,100 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 23,411.92 Gallons / Acre 28,181.82 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
16.93

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

Reduced water consumption is an important part of the Green Lifestyles program and the concept of "own you Footprint, Own your Future"


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

The Brown Family Environmental Center and Kenyon Farm both use rain water for irrigation.


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

Beginning in 2014 we began the process of replacing fixtures with low flow alternatives. New construction will only employ low-flow fixtures.


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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