Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Rochester
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.72 / 4.00 Richard Stein
Assistant Director
Facilities Operations
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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 399,493,839 Gallons 446,824,080 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 399,493,839 Gallons 446,824,080 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, 2009 June 30, 2010

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

The baseline of fiscal year 2010 was adopted because it was the earliest year we have this data available.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 5,489 3,296
Number of employees resident on-site 29 30
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 208 739
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 10,707 8,453
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 20,052.50 16,554
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 24,657.13 20,325.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 16,201.96 Gallons 21,983.15 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
26.30

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 12,799,696 Gross Square Feet 10,393,156 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 31.21 Gallons / GSF 42.99 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
27.40

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 287.86 Acres 297.81 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 1,387,806.01 Gallons / Acre 1,500,366.27 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
7.50

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):

The University of Rochester installs urinals and toilets to the 3.8 lt (1 gal) flush whenever possible. In LaChase we installed hot water instant-heats under the sinks to save on the copper lines. We also install LED lighting in just about all new buildings and renovations. The UR builds to LEED Platinum whenever possible and NYSERTA for energy rebates.


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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