Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 4.00 Justin Harrell
Engineer
Physical Plant Engineering Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 356,809,528 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 207,877,794 Gallons 356,809,528 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Year July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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 2,280 4,407
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 10,013 17,950
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 2,706 5,050
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,263 1,030
Weighted campus users 9,162 17,579.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 22,689.13 Gallons 20,297.20 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 7,998,208 Gross Square Feet 7,240,281 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 25.99 Gallons / GSF 49.28 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
47.26

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 0 Acres 0 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

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

Members on the Saluki Green Action Team receive fun/informative emails on sustainable actions to take on various themes including energy efficiency and water conservation. The regularly schedule 'posts' include a "Take Action" section with specific examples and events on campus and in the community. Often written by student fellows, our posts are sent to over 1,200 members on our listserve and can be viewed permanently on our webpage. Sample water resources/conservation posts include topics such as: water footprint, water/energy nexus, plastic pollution in oceans, and ways to save water at home.
Sample posts:
https://sustainability.siu.edu/saluki-green-action-team/previous-actions/week-58-sept-11-2018.php
https://sustainability.siu.edu/saluki-green-action-team/previous-actions/week-57-sep-3-2018.php
https://sustainability.siu.edu/saluki-green-action-team/previous-actions/week-59-sept-18-2018.php
https://sustainability.siu.edu/saluki-green-action-team/previous-actions/week-56-aug-28-2018.php


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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We do not currently have data for vegetated grounds.
Behavior change info provided by Sustainability Office.

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