Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Mark Bremer
Submission Date March 30, 2021
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State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Hannah Hoehn
Student
Arts & Sci
"---" 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 30,652,000.03 Gallons 9,510,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 30,652,000.03 Gallons 9,510,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

Regular meter readings were taken on a monthly basis. Data was taken from the utility billing spreadsheet from 2012-2013 (baseline) and then in 2019-2020 (performance).


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 955 512
Number of employees resident on-site 3 3
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 1 1
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,036 1,750
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 396 254
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 711 234
Weighted campus users 2,281.25 1,457.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 13,436.49 Gallons 6,525.99 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 911,663 Gross Square Feet 831,440 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 33.62 Gallons / GSF 11.44 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

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 400 Acres 400 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 76,630.00 Gallons / Acre 23,775 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0

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:

Wildcat Field House uses on-site infiltration of storm water collected on the roof.


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):

Low flow fixtures and toilet valves are installed in new LEED buildings as well as replaced in other buildings on an as-needed basis.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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