Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.15
Liaison Christina Goodwin
Submission Date March 5, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Sterling College (VT)
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.53 / 4.00 Kelly Jones
Manager
Buildings and Grounds
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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

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 1,487,000 Gallons 1,600,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 1,487,000 Gallons 1,600,000 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 Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

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

The baseline year was set as the calendar year 2013.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 97 93
Number of employees resident on-site 5 5
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 2 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 124 109
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 57 45
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 163.25 140

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 9,108.73 Gallons 11,428.57 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
20.30

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 57,076 Gross Square Feet 57,076 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 26.05 Gallons / GSF 28.03 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
7.06

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 429 Acres 429 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 3,466.20 Gallons / Acre 3,729.60 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
7.06

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):

As plumbing needs repair, such as toilets and urinals, they are replaced with low-flow designs.


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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