Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.29
Liaison Allison Mihalich
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Notre Dame
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
1.91 / 4.00 Mike Seamon
Vice President
Campus Safety & University Operatis
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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:
Low

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use --- 796,481,612 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 445,093,660 Gallons 406,737,708 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 6,432 6,973
Number of employees resident on-site 608 580
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 12,255 11,298
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 6,030 4,470
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 15,473.75 13,714.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 28,764.43 Gallons 29,658.04 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
3.01

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 10,227,640 Gross Square Feet 8,406,349 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 43.52 Gallons / GSF 48.38 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
10.06

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 709 Acres 709 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 1,123,387.32 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:
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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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