Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.17
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date July 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00
"---" 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 Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 69,880,000 Gallons 116,560,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 69,880,000 Gallons 116,560,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period May 26, 2020 May 21, 2021
Baseline Period May 26, 2006 May 21, 2007

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

Baseline was adopted to FY2007 which matches our Climate Action Plan inception date.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,527 8,792
Number of employees resident on-site 9 10
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 11,367.80 10,295
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,717 2,378
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 11,447.60 11,705.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6,104.34 Gallons 9,957.92 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
38.70

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 4,129,972 Gross Square Feet 3,624,281 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 16.92 Gallons / GSF 32.16 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
47.39

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 125 Acres 125 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 559,040 Gallons / Acre 932,480 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
40.05

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

UMBC began a leak prevention program in addition to installing low flow water fixtures during new construction and/or major renovations.


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:
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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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