Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.31
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Susquehanna University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 5.00 Katherine Straub
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
"---" 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 27593000 Gallons 27364000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 27593000 Gallons 27364000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

Consistent with FY 2017 and FY 2013 performance and baseline dates used in other categories of the report


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2001 1782
Number of employees resident on-site 16 16
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 2149.60 2168
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 436 439
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 2443.45 2404.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 11292.64 Gallons 11379.15 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0.76

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1474513 Gross Square Feet 1469190 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 18.71 Gallons / GSF 18.63 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 --- ---

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

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