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Liaison Greg Monaco
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2016
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Stony Brook University
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 536,442,000 Gallons 586,188,556 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 536,442,000 Gallons 586,188,556 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 9,445 9,511
Number of residential employees 30 30
Number of in-patient hospital beds 603 603
Full-time equivalent enrollment 21,572 24,692
Full-time equivalent of employees 16,700 13,397
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 199 150

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 12,125,930 Square Feet 12,088,892 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 1,176.48 Acres 1,176.48 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010

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

This baseline year model was adopted because it begins in the summer, when most students are not on campus so it is easy to track water usage on a yearly timeline.


Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
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A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

High efficiency faucets, urinals, toilets and shower heads have been installed in most bathrooms.


A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

The university has been working to replace low-efficiency fixtures for years. In all buildings there have been remodeled bathrooms and in all of our new buildings, there are high efficiency fixtures.


A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

Several buildings on campus have gardens and courtyards with native plants.


A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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