Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.64
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seattle University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 4.00 Phillip Thompson
Director
CEJS
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Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 34549527.27 Gallons 36198982 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 34549527.27 Gallons 36198982 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

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

Set in accordance with the year Seattle University adopted its Climate Action Plan in 2009.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2177 1845
Number of employees resident on-site 23 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 6681 6520
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1331 1224
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 2.50 0
Weighted campus users 6557.13 6269.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 5269.01 Gallons 5774.05 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
8.75

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2169920 Gross Square Feet 2142930 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 15.92 Gallons / GSF 16.89 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
5.74

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
Yes

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 20 Acres 20 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 1727476.36 Gallons / Acre 1809949.10 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
4.56

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives, e.g. initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices such as signage and competitions:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

A cistern captures the rainwater off the Admissions & Alumni building and this water is used to irrigate the landscape.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives (e.g. building retrofits):

Seattle University recently invested in water conservation by replacing the shower heads and faucet aerators in the Xavier, Campion, Bellarmine, Murphy, and Chardin residence halls with low-flow fixtures. Initial estimates indicate that SU will reduce 25% or about 4 million gallons of water for residence halls per year.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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