Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.18
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date April 3, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Medical School
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.06 / 4.00 Suzanne Wood
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Managment
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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 --- 218,916,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 195,699,240 Gallons 218,916,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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

To remain consistent with previous STARS reports


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 0 0
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 416 400
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,068 982.80
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 8,816 7,599.67
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 7,829 6,836.85

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 24,996.71 Gallons 32,020.00 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
21.93

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 3,178,234 Gross Square Feet 2,186,959 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 61.57 Gallons / GSF 100.10 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
38.49

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 61.39 Acres 57 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 0 Gallons / Acre 3,840,631.58 Gallons / Acre

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:

Albert Sherman Center is designed to reduce potable water consumption, by collecting and reusing non-potable water. Nonpotable water is collected from the following three sources (1) RO Reject, (2) AHU Condensate, and (3) Rainwater. The RO Reject is utilized by the vivarium cagewash equipment. The AHU Condensate and the Rainwater is sent, via a campus greywater collection system, to the power plant for use as the cooling tower make-up water. While not separately metered, modeling predicts the reduction in overall potable water use to be 3,245,956 gallons per year.

NOTE: grey water collection calculations were competed by Bard, Rao, and Athanas consulting Engineers, LLC as part of the Albert Sherman Center's LEED certification process.


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):
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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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