Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.90
Liaison Kristina Hughes
Submission Date March 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska at Omaha
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 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 --- 91,948,907.31 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 103,113,296 Gallons 91,948,907.31 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, 2010 June 30, 2013

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, FY11-13.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,278 1,936
Number of employees resident on-site 35 3
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 12,733 11,869
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 2,155 1,673
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 807 336
Weighted campus users 11,139 10,389.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 9,256.96 Gallons 8,850.39 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 4,750,000 Gross Square Feet 3,856,559 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 21.71 Gallons / GSF 23.84 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
8.95

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 695.71 Acres 501.66 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 183,289.29 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:

Sustainability website provides tips on water conservation.

Baxter Arena had a contractor come in and train employees on how to properly maintain the ice. This should result in less water usage per ice event at the Arena.


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 Housing:
MV and UV have low flow flush valves on toilets. MV and UV have low flow shower heads 1.5 gpm. Water boilers for UV have been replaced to more energy efficient alternatives. Dishwashers/MV Water Heaters are not on the schedule for replacement until 2020 or later.

Baxter Arena:
We want to add auto flushers to all of our urinals and toilets

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.


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