Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Luke Ganschow
Energy Conservation Engineer
Facilities and Services
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Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 100184944 Gallons 103115816 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 100184944 Gallons 103115816 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 4131 4152
Number of residential employees 12 11
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 10180 10265
Full-time equivalent of employees 1873 1868
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 360 330

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 3554878 Square Feet 3400760 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 326 Acres 250 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2014

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
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A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

South Dakota State University has made it a standard to install water meters and connect them to the building automation system (BAS) on new construction and major renovation projects. Facilities & Services monitors water usage within the BAS. Monthly reports are reviewed by the Energy Conservation Engineer to identify areas for savings and water reduction.


A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:
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A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
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A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):
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A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:

South Dakota State University has made it a standard to install auto-sensor faucets in all public restrooms to aid in water conservation.


The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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Baseline year data utilizes a 3-year average (FY12, FY13, & FY14).

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