Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 27.31
Liaison Adam Strzemienski
Submission Date Dec. 21, 2019

STARS v2.2

University of North Georgia
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low to Medium

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 50,641,764 Gallons 50,641,764 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 50,641,764 Gallons 50,641,764 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

First time submitting to STARS


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,978 2,978
Number of employees resident on-site 6 60
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 15,511 15,511
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,848 1,848
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,220 1,220
Weighted campus users 12,850.25 12,863.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 3,940.92 Gallons 3,936.78 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 3,091,798 Gross Square Feet 3,091,798 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 16.38 Gallons / GSF 16.38 Gallons / GSF

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

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 731.92 Acres 731.92 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 69,190.30 Gallons / Acre 69,190.30 Gallons / Acre

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

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:

On most of our campus, we do not irrigate and instead select vegetation that will survive without irrigation, xeriscapes, etc.. We use all artificial turf on our athletic fields to reduce irrigation needs.


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:

They are replaced during renovations and when funding is available.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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