Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Sarah Gilly
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Stevens Institute of Technology
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Sarah Gilly
Energy Consultant
Facilities & Campus Operations
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 35,514,674 Gallons 57,869,020 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 35,514,674 Gallons 57,869,020 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,364 1,683
Number of employees resident on-site 5 12
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 6,831 4,608
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,000 819
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 545 0
Weighted campus users 5,806.75 4,494

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6,116.10 Gallons 12,876.95 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
52.50

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,529,692 Gross Square Feet 1,480,090 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 23.22 Gallons / GSF 39.10 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
40.62

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 15 Acres 15 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 2,367,644.93 Gallons / Acre 3,857,934.67 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
38.63

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:

Many leaks have been addressed to be able to reduce billed water consumption.


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:

All new construction targets LEED Silver at minimum, and includes water-efficient fixtures. Small-scale renovation of building spaces also included implementation of water-efficient fixtures.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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