Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.78
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

South Dakota State University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.46 / 5.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 101,331,690 Gallons 103,115,816 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 101,331,690 Gallons 103,115,816 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, 2019
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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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 4,106.33 4,152
Number of employees resident on-site 11.33 11
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 10,637 10,265
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,887 1,868
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 556.67 330
Weighted campus users 10,004.91 9,893

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 10,128.19 Gallons 10,423.11 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
2.83

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 3,958,394 Gross Square Feet 3,400,760 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 25.60 Gallons / GSF 30.32 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
15.57

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 331.04 Acres 250 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 306,101.05 Gallons / Acre 412,463.26 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
25.79

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:
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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 (e.g. building retrofits):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Performance year data is a three year average from FY17, FY18, FY19.

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