Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.83
Liaison James Vollrath
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Texas State University, San Marcos
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.33 / 5.00 James Vollrath
Director
Office of Sustainability
"---" 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 465,656,131 Gallons 482,261,911 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 182,018,216 Gallons 235,469,071 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Sept. 1, 2016 Aug. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Sept. 1, 2011 Aug. 31, 2012

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

Baseline year selected based on the context of the State Energy Conservation
Office (SECO) mandated SB 898 report.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 6,924 5,552
Number of employees resident on-site 27 27
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 26 26
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 30,584 22,331
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 3,738 3,003
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,283 937
Weighted campus users 26,543 19,718.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6,857.48 Gallons 11,941.53 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
42.57

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 7,915,438 Gross Square Feet 7,102,422 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 23.00 Gallons / GSF 33.15 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
30.64

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):

Low-flow fixtures have been installed at various buildings through out the San Marcos campus.


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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