Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.64
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Richmond
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.30 / 4.00 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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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 to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 79187020 Gallons 90041996 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 79187020 Gallons 90041996 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

Baseline matches 2008 base year for our Climate Action Plan.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2799 2700
Number of employees resident on-site 9 9
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3633 3732
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1703 1460
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 4704 4571.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 16833.98 Gallons 19697.46 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
14.54

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2783426 Gross Square Feet 2370813 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 28.45 Gallons / GSF 37.98 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
25.09

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 322.50 Acres 322.50 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 245541.15 Gallons / Acre 279199.99 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
12.06

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:

Drink from the Tap campaign with water bottle giveaway in 2017; installing water bottle refill stations to promote hydration.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

Often irrigate the baseball field with water from Westhampton Lake instead of using treated water.


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):

Have extensively used low-flow toilets, flush valves, showers/heads, lavatory faucets, pint-flush urinals, in retrofits and new construction (meets LEED Silver or higher).


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