Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.20
Liaison Laura Miller
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Haven
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Laura Miller
Director of Energy & Sustainability
Office of Facilities
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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 67816612 Gallons 55136369 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 37317720 Gallons 29492144 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, 2013 June 30, 2014

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

The water use consumption baseline was adopted at this time because the data was determined to be complete, reliable and accurate. It was qualified and verified in accordance with Sightlines standards.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2626 2499
Number of employees resident on-site 10 3
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 6262 5573
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 888 351
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 204 19
Weighted campus users 5868.50 5054.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6358.99 Gallons 5835.12 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 1529167 Gross Square Feet 1254860 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 24.40 Gallons / GSF 23.50 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 48 Acres 49 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 1412846.08 Gallons / Acre 1125232.02 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:
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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):
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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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