Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.64
Liaison Kimberly Post
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2022

STARS v2.2

Saint Joseph's College - ME
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.10 / 4.00 Shawn Sheehan
Assistant Director
Facilities Management
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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 12,934,416 Gallons 15,589,816 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 12,934,416 Gallons 15,589,816 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Period July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

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

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 548 705
Number of employees resident on-site 3 2
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 1
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,098 1,905
Full-time equivalent of employees 293 397
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 260 1,165
Weighted campus users 986 1,030.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 13,118.07 Gallons 15,128.40 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
13.29

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 459,000 Gross square feet 459,000 Gross square feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 28.18 Gallons per square foot 33.96 Gallons per square foot

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
17.03

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 425 Acres 425 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 30,433.92 Gallons per acre 36,681.92 Gallons per acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
17.03

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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