Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Troy Goodnough
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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University of Minnesota, Morris
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Troy Goodnough
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 40,409,054 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 2,014 Gallons 2,007 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 934 741
Number of employees resident on-site 7 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,859 1,681
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 383 366
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 1,916.75 1,720.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 1.05 Gallons 1.17 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
9.93

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 993,166 Gross square feet 964.45 Gross square feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 0.00 Gallons per square foot 2.08 Gallons per square foot

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
99.90

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 142 Acres 142 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 per acre 284,570.80 Gallons per 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:
We made improvements to our heating plant boiler system to use reuse water that was being previously sewered.

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):
Dual-flush toilets.

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Problems with 2005 water data, missing information. Using 2006-2007 data and 2013-2014 data.

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