Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 28.74
Liaison John Lerczak
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lewis University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 John Lerczak
Director of Sustainability
Facilities
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Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 25,363,500 Gallons 24,360,600 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 25,363,500 Gallons 24,360,600 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017

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

The baseline data is from 2017.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,061 950
Number of employees resident on-site 3 3
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 24 24
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 5,117 5,222
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 737 637
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 440.80 424.08
Weighted campus users 4,349.90 4,338.44

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 5,830.82 Gallons 5,615.06 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 1,276,911 Gross Square Feet 1,250,834 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 19.86 Gallons / GSF 19.48 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):
Yes

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 316.37 Acres 313.87 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 80,170.37 Gallons / Acre 77,613.66 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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