Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.49
Liaison Sarah Burke
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska at Omaha
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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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 84802257 Gallons 54250570 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 84802257 Gallons 54250570 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 June 30, 2011

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

The baseline was adopted to be representative of the three most recent years with reliable data.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1977 1660
Number of employees resident on-site 3 3
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 12482 11629
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1913 1661
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 681.50 283
Weighted campus users 10780.13 10171

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 7866.54 Gallons 5333.85 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 4126579 Gross Square Feet 2985756 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 20.55 Gallons / GSF 18.17 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

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 645.34 Acres 475.16 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 131407.10 Gallons / Acre 114173.27 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0

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:

Sustainability website provides tips on water conservation.


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):

UNO Facilities:
Building renovations and retrofits utilize current code prescribed water saving fixtures at all locations (low flow toilets, urinals, and faucets). It is a practice not a policy to replace appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives.

UNO Housing:
Maverick and University Village have low flow shower heads (1.5 gpm). Water boilers for University Village have been replaced with more energy- and water-efficient alternatives. Dishwashers and Maverick Village's water heaters are not scheduled for replacement until 2020 or later.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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