Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.99
Liaison Rosangelica Rodriguez
Submission Date Oct. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Trinity College (CT)
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Rosangelica Rodriguez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 56,265,193 Gallons 56,265,193 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 56,265,193 Gallons 56,265,193 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, 2017 June 30, 2018

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

FY 18 was the most recent year without a Sustainability Coordinator. Sustainability Coordinator was a new position hired on at the start of FY 19 so base year of 18 will allow us to track progress of programs and initiatives overall.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,882 1,898
Number of employees resident on-site 37 37
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 7 7
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 2,389 2,389
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 687 747
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 2,793.75 2,842.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 20,139.67 Gallons 19,792.52 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,745,159 Gross Square Feet 1,745,159 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 32.24 Gallons / GSF 32.24 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):
Yes

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 33 Acres 33 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 1,705,005.85 Gallons / Acre 1,705,005.85 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0

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:

Our sustainability coordinator is encouraging the use of reusable water bottles. Over time we are also changing our water fountains to station where you can refill your water bottle. We also encourage students to take shorter showers.


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):

New construction and renovation projects include all new low flow fixtures. Existing fixtures considered on a case by case basis based on savings/payback.


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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