Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.44
Liaison Rachel Kornhauser
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Oneonta
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
0.76 / 5.00 Patrick Ryan
Energy Manager
Facilities and Operations
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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 --- 58,938,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 56,537,000 Gallons 58,938,000 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, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

Fiscal 2012-13 is the first year that data is available via EnergyCap.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,498 3,509
Number of employees resident on-site 16 16
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 4 4
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 6,098 5,910
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 973.33 1,005
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 116.33 100
Weighted campus users 6,098.75 5,996.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 9,270.26 Gallons 9,828.73 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
5.68

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,388,513 Gross Square Feet 2,290,750 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 23.67 Gallons / GSF 25.73 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
8.00

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:
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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:

We hold an annual water use competition in the residence halls to increase conservation awareness.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

We capture rainwater, but at this time it is only to control the rate of runoff. We are studying the possibility of using this water for irrigation purposes.


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):

To date, four residence halls have been rehabilitated with lo-flow shower heads and toilet flush valves. We have applied for a grant to install lo-flow toilet flush valves in four additional residence halls. We are rehabilitating a residence hall in 2018 and every two years thereafter. The rehab will include lo-flow shower heads and toilet flush valves.


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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