Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.07
Liaison Tatum Hedrick
Submission Date Oct. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Nova Southeastern University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.11 / 4.00 Tatum Hedrick
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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 159,909,000 Gallons 112,390,805 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 60,177,000 Gallons 94,804,900 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019
Baseline Period July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016

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 2,500 1,475
Number of employees resident on-site 10 6
Number of other individuals resident on-site 15 15
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 18,071 20,170
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,954 4,116
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 3,790 0
Weighted campus users 14,318.75 18,599.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 4,202.67 Gallons 5,097.11 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
17.55

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 4,780,257 Gross Square Feet 4,096,366 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 12.59 Gallons / GSF 23.14 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
45.61

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 8,206,704 Acres 8,206,704 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 19.49 Gallons / Acre 13.69 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
-42.28

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