Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.08
Liaison Susan Caplow
Submission Date July 24, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Montevallo
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.51 / 5.00 Susan Caplow
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Behavioral and Social Sciences
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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 23036620 Gallons 17252940 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 15834020 Gallons 17252940 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Nov. 1, 2017 Oct. 31, 2018
Baseline Year Nov. 1, 2017 Oct. 31, 2018

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

This baseline was selected because it is the same baseline we are applying to the entire application. A few years back gives us easy access to data but is not so distant that there is a stark contrast between the baseline and performance.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1084 1154
Number of employees resident on-site 0 8
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 2291 2702
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 494 422
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 35 0
Weighted campus users 2333.50 2633.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6785.52 Gallons 6551.33 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 1170188 Gross Square Feet 1157032 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 13.53 Gallons / GSF 14.91 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
9.26

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds --- ---

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

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:

The green room certification encourages students in the dorms to commit to water-conserving behaviors in order to get their room certified "green".


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):

Physical plant has replaced dorm showerheads with low-flow versions when needing replacement.


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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