Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.85 / 3.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 14,841,288.24 Gallons 19,906,650 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 14,841,288.24 Gallons 19,906,650 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1,603 1,365
Number of residential employees 12 19
Number of in-patient hospital beds 20
+ Date Revised: July 26, 2016
+ Date Revised: July 26, 2016
Full-time equivalent enrollment 1,697 1,538
Full-time equivalent of employees 615.41 547.72
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,403,057 Square Feet 1,180,987 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 12,820.80 Acres 12,818.99 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2007 Dec. 31, 2007

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

The water use baseline (2007) was adopted because 2007 was the first year that digital recording of water records was maintained.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

Non-potable water used from lake water during drought periods on the golf course and other site specific irrigation practices.

A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Sewanee has building-level water consumption metering in every building.

A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

All landscaping is non-irrigated except the golf course and athletic fields.

A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:

There is a weather-informed irrigation system at Kyle Rote Field (soccer field).

A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

2007 is baseline year.

2014 is performance year.

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