Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.57
Liaison Sherri Mason
Submission Date June 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.37 / 4.00 Sherri Mason
Director of Sustainability
School of Science
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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

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 23,599,000 Gallons 24,632,388 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 23,599,000 Gallons 24,632,388 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Jan. 1, 2022 Dec. 31, 2022
Baseline Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
Behrend hired its first campus sustainability coordinator in January 2019. The AY 2017-2018 and/or FY 2018-2019 was therefore chosen as the baseline for this report.

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,185 1,523
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,673 4,343
Full-time equivalent of employees 654 668
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 409 207
Weighted campus users 3,234.75 3,983.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 7,295.46 Gallons 6,183.22 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 1,369,180.40 Gross square feet 1,369,180.40 Gross square feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 17.24 Gallons per square foot 17.99 Gallons per square foot

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
4.20

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 408 Acres 408 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 57,840.69 Gallons per acre 60,373.50 Gallons per acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
4.20

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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