Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.70
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date Sept. 18, 2016
Executive Letter Download

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University of North Carolina, Charlotte
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.31 / 4.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 209,268,000 Gallons 180,673,000 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 209,268,000 Gallons 180,673,000 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 5,228 4,286
Number of residential employees 10 10
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 25,573 16,654
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,914 1,935
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 798 199

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 6,108,376 Square Feet 3,273,169 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 652 Acres 777 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2002 June 30, 2003

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

Baseline year is Fiscal Year 2003-2004. This baseline year corresponds to the baseline year set by North Carolina Senate Bill 668 regarding energy and water conservation at UNC campuses.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
0 Gallons

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:

A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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