Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.46
Liaison Brian Pullen
Submission Date March 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Brian Pullen
Sustainability Planner
Facilities Services
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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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 41176922 Gallons 32220222 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 41176922 Gallons 32220222 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

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

This baseline was adopted when we conducted our GHG inventory evaluating our GHG emissions back in 2014.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 469.67 384
Number of employees resident on-site 14.67 15
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 4080.12 4260.18
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 690.95 648.65
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1005 1029
Weighted campus users 2945.64 3009.62

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 13978.95 Gallons 10705.74 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 1213865 Gross Square Feet 1191060 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 33.92 Gallons / GSF 27.05 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 15.50 Acres 13.50 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 2656575.61 Gallons / Acre 2386683.11 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:
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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):
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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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