Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.59 / 4.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Professor
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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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 to Medium

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 243,377,145.90 Gallons 248,966,930.50 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 243,377,145.90 Gallons 248,966,930.50 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Jan. 1, 2020 Dec. 31, 2020
Baseline Period Jan. 1, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018

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 8,058 8,144
Number of employees resident on-site 412 432
Number of other individuals resident on-site 412 432
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 16,917 15,436
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,767 2,632
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 17,292.50 16,127

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 14,074.14 Gallons 15,437.89 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
8.83

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 7,007,876.20 Gross Square Feet 7,007,876.20 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 34.73 Gallons / GSF 35.53 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
2.25

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 100.42 Acres 100.42 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 2,423,483.12 Gallons / Acre 2,479,144.67 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
2.25

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

NTHU regularly tracks and reviews the water and electricity situation on campus, and immediately responds to any abnormal conditions.


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

The campus mainly focuses on the recycling and reuse of swimming pool water, the replacement of the swimming pool water provides watering use for track and field venues, and the use of ecological pools.


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

In recent years, the university has been equipping the water saving faucets in buildings. From 2018 to 2020, the annual water consumption was 942,414, 949,011, and 921,255 degrees, respectively, and the water consumption remained economically stable.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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