Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.29
Liaison Thomas Frazer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of South Florida
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Suchi Daniels
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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 to Medium

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 447,860,010 Gallons 447,860,010 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 446,948,010 Gallons 446,948,010 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

Baseline year represents pre-COVID, with campus populated
Consolidation of the University of South Florida. The State of Florida 2018 HB 423 requires the University of South Florida (USF) to develop and implement a plan for phasing-out the separate accreditation of the USF St. Petersburg and USF Manatee/Sarasota campuses.
OneUSF's footprint includes all three campus sites; Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota/Manatee. USF's commitment to sustainability reporting initiated with the 2008 signing of the American College and University President's Climate Commitment by USF System President Dr. Judy Genshaft. Data collection for GHG emissions initiated at that point. For a baseline data, the FY 2007-2008 was considered as information from previous years was not properly documented in a form that will help estimate GHG emissions.
https://www.usf.edu/news/2020/usf-consolidation-takes-effect.aspx#:~:text=Consolidation%20provides%20a%20wide%20range,a%20Preeminent%20State%20Research%20University.&text=Now%20they%20will%20have%20access,three%20campuses%2C%E2%80%9D%20USF%20St.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 6,141 6,141
Number of employees resident on-site 26 26
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 44,055 44,055
Full-time equivalent of employees 10,784 10,784
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 3,945 3,945
Weighted campus users 39,712.25 39,712.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 11,254.66 Gallons 11,254.66 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 11,993,143 Gross Square Feet 11,993,143 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 37.27 Gallons / GSF 37.27 Gallons / GSF

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

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 550 Acres 550 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 814,290.93 Gallons / Acre 814,290.93 Gallons / Acre

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

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:
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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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