Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.82
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Temple University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.67 / 5.00 Rebecca Collins
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 309,538,800 Gallons 407,439,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 309,538,800 Gallons 407,439,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Year July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011

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

The baseline year of FY 2011 for water use differs from the greenhouse gas reporting baseline year of FY 2006. FY 2011 represents a three-year period from the performance year and was selected because data is available through the online EnergyCAP reporting system.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 5,366 4,550
Number of employees resident on-site 12 12
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 1 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 36,541 25,280
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 7,571 6,478
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 787 0
Weighted campus users 33,839.25 24,959

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 9,147.33 Gallons 16,324.33 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
43.97

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 10,908,684 Gross Square Feet 8,266,175 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 28.38 Gallons / GSF 49.29 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
42.43

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 38 Acres 38 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 8,145,757.89 Gallons / Acre 10,722,078.95 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
24.03

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):

The Liacouras Center introduced waterless urinals in all of its concourse restrooms. The residence halls also installed low flow toilets and shower heads on campus.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Vegetated acres provided by 2005 Landscape Master Plan. Temple's EnergyCAP reporting system was used to determine water use. All water use data reported is considered potable. Updated for FY2019

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