Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Allison Brooks
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2019

STARS v2.2

Randolph College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Allison Brooks
Sustainability Coordinator
Buildings & Grounds
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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:
Medium to High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 15036499 Gallons 15040000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 15036499 Gallons 15040000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Period July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

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

Earliest records of water usage during a complete fiscal year


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 534 576
Number of employees resident on-site 4 5
Number of other individuals resident on-site 8 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 666 670
Full-time equivalent of employees 276 257
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 849 840.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 17710.84 Gallons 17894.11 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
1.02

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 733000 Gross Square Feet 700000 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 20.51 Gallons / GSF 21.49 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
4.52

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 84 Acres 84 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 179005.94 Gallons / Acre 179047.62 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0.02

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:

Randolph College has several rainwater catchment containers to irrigate parts of campus with rain water.


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

The college is installing many pressure assisted toilets which require less water per flush. Also, all campus shower heads are low-flow, and an increasing number of faucets are low-flow as well.


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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