Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Gary Falasca
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 82,775 Gallons 114,339,000 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 82,775 Gallons 114,339,000 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 4,627 4,608
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 7,931.33 7,577.33
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,790.67 1,654
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 212 234.33

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 4,566,228 Square Feet 4,171,377 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 126 Acres 126 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 30, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2007 Jan. 30, 2007

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

First year of available data

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
0 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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year: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:

Unmetered local wells used in lieu of potable city water for irrigation of athletic fields

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

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

Low flow fixtures used in all new construction and renovations

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):

Use of native species only in new plantings

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

Smart irrigation system controls used for all high use and high profile turf areas

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

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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