Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.25
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Meredith Moore
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Medium to High

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 659,834,000 Gallons 1,312,492,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 659,834,000 Gallons 1,312,492,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2020 June 30, 2021
Baseline Period July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

N/A


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 8,165 11,614
Number of employees resident on-site 997 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 47,656 41,496
Full-time equivalent of employees 14,894 14,386
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 3,160 0
Weighted campus users 46,833 44,815

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 14,089.08 Gallons 29,286.89 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
51.89

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 22,753,687 Gross Square Feet 20,113,569 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 29.00 Gallons / GSF 65.25 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
55.56

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 6,352 Acres 5,675 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 103,878.15 Gallons / Acre 231,276.12 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
55.08

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

Certain campus buildings harvest rainwater for use in maintaining the gardens or plants near them. For example the Krannert Art Museum maintains a beautiful native planting near its entrance with water collected from rain.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

Significant efforts to replace appropriate fixtures with low-flow faucets.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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