Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.27
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date July 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Texas at Arlington
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 3.00 Meghna Tare
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 1,252,327.19 Cubic meters 1,210,426.49 Cubic meters

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 1,252,327.19 Cubic meters 1,210,426.49 Cubic meters

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 3,962 3,278
Number of residential employees 10 9
Number of in-patient hospital beds 40 20
Full-time equivalent enrollment 38,000 28,000
Full-time equivalent of employees 5,000 5,000
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 14,741 8,624

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 596,604.02 Square meters 434,949.64 Square meters

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds Hectares 2.02 Hectares

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Sept. 1, 2014 Aug. 31, 2015
Baseline Year Sept. 1, 2004 Aug. 31, 2005

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

Because we started collecting data since 2005

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
Cubic meters

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
Cubic meters

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

The new Engineering Research Building utilizes a 20,000 gallon water harvesting system to capture rain and HVAC condensate for irrigation use.

A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Although most of the campus is on a central campus water loop, several building meters still exist at service entrances in buildings for billing and usage tracking purposes.

A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

New buildings and green spaces utilize native plant species to minimize irrigation requirements. Independent landscaping designers, City of Arlington developers, and UTA professors have collaborated on the most recent efforts.

A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:

The campus irrigation control system is being transitioned to a Hunter weather-based, radio-transmit master controller, recognized by the EPA WaterSense program, to reduce campus irrigation requirements by an estimated 20-40%.

A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:

The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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