Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Suchi Urs Daniels, RA, LEED AP BD + C,
Quality Assurance Program Manager/Project Manager
Facilities Planning
"---" 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’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 751261187 Gallons 354887919 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 355939371 Gallons 104796631 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:

USF System President Judy Genshaft signed the AMERICAN COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS CLIMATE COMMITMENT letter on April 12, 2008, establishing the baseline for all STARS reporting.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 7874 4229
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 33413 25020
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 8284 13190
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 4548 1528
Weighted campus users 29830.25 28568.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 11932.16 Gallons 3668.23 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 10127650 Gross Square Feet 5175245 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 35.15 Gallons / GSF 20.25 Gallons / GSF

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

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 1431 Acres 1431 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 524990.35 Gallons / Acre 247999.94 Gallons / Acre

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

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:

SGEF has replaced existing drinking fountains with bottle filling stations.


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

Non-potable storm water is used by the USF main campus and Golf Course for irrigation.

Rainwater harvesting, along with condensate is captured, treated and used at The Dr. Kiran C. Patel center for Global Solutions for the flushing of toilets.

HVAC mechanical condensate supply the water for two iconic USF fountains: the ""Bull Fountain"" at the Marshall Student Center and the Leroy Collins Boulevard Fountain at the main entrance to the university.

HVAC mechanical condensate also supply irrigation water for Collins Park, located to the south of the USF Main Library.


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 Green Living community student housing was retrofitted with water saving shower heads.


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