Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date June 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Gary Peden
Director Physical Plant & Facilities
Physical Plant
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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:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 26653400000 Gallons 30210600000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 26653400000 Gallons 30210600000 Gallons

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, 2010 June 30, 2011

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

In ESF's STARS 2011 assessment, the College did not report water use. It adopted fiscal year 2011 as its baseline year for this report, as water use data has become more readily accessible.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 550 0
Number of employees resident on-site 5 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 2067 1955
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 515 540
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 43 0
Weighted campus users 2043 1871.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 13046206.56 Gallons 16144609.22 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
19.19

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1290997 Gross Square Feet 1049203 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 20645.59 Gallons / GSF 28793.86 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
28.30

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 6.75 Acres 6.75 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 3948651851.85 Gallons / Acre 4475644444.44 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
11.77

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:

The source of the non-potable water includes rainwater that hits the roof of Baker Hall. This rainwater travels through leaders (gutters) to a large tank and is used to clean vehicles from physical plant.


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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ESF's main campus has 12 acres. However, the College owns and manages a total of ~ approximately 25,000 acres of forested land in NY state.

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