Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.56 / 4.00 John McIntyre
Manager
Horticulture and Grounds - Facilities & Services
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 17,274,045.78 Cubic meters 14,665,959.97 Cubic meters

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 1,547,906.50 Cubic meters 1,348,944.64 Cubic meters

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2020 June 30, 2021
Baseline Period 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
Number of employees resident on-site
Number of other individuals resident on-site
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment
Full-time equivalent of employees
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education
Weighted campus users

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 63.17 Cubic meters 66.37 Cubic meters

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

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,200,161.55 Gross square meters 965,555.37 Gross square meters

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 1.29 Cubic meters per square meter 1.40 Cubic meters per square meter

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

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 56.69 Hectares 120.52 Hectares

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 304,719.69 Cubic meters per hectare 121,689.69 Cubic meters per hectare

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

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

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
An average of the past three fiscal years was used to reflect normalcy as best possible.

An average of the past three fiscal years was used to reflect normalcy as best possible.

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