Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.46
Liaison Caitlin Jillson
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Southern New Hampshire University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.38 / 5.00
"---" 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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 25886768 Gallons 25886768 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 25886767 Gallons 25886768 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018

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

The baseline was adopted to look at the year 2017 as a whole and then find a difference in Fiscal Year 2018 which runs 07/01/2017-06/30/2018.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2021 1779
Number of employees resident on-site 8 9
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 3 7
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 68000 68155
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 2749 4170
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 63000 62663
Weighted campus users 6322 7700.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 4094.71 Gallons 3361.70 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 1323729 Gross Square Feet 1234000 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 19.56 Gallons / GSF 20.98 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
6.78

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 --- ---

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:
---

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:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.