Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ryan McEnany
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pace University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter William Batina
University Energy Manager
Facilities Planning & Design
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 62,546,264 Gallons 63,577,734 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 62,546,264 Gallons 63,577,734 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Period July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

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

We adopted the baseline year of 2007 when we files our initial carbon inventory reports with the New York City Carbon Challenge. We switched the baseline year in the STARS report from 2005 to 2007 to be consistent with our NYC filings.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,112 2,041
Number of employees resident on-site 21 21
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 10,162 12,241
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,682 3,738
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 277 268
Weighted campus users 9,958.50 12,298.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6,280.69 Gallons 5,169.45 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 2,198,216 Gross Square Feet 1,956,612 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 28.45 Gallons / GSF 32.49 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
12.43

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 225 Acres 225 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 277,983.40 Gallons / Acre 282,567.71 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
1.62

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:

NA


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

We have already installed low flow toilets, showers heads and faucets throughout all of our buildings.


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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