Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.74 / 4.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 1,211,589.18 Cubic Metres 1,210,426.49 Cubic Metres

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 1,211,589.18 Cubic Metres 1,210,426.49 Cubic Metres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Sept. 1, 2020 Aug. 31, 2021
Baseline Period Sept. 1, 2004 Aug. 31, 2005

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

Because we started collecting data in 2005


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 5,214 3,278
Number of employees resident on-site 27 9
Number of other individuals resident on-site 80 20
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 40,769 28,000
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,472 5,000
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 17,967 8,624
Weighted campus users 21,095.75 19,123.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 1,211,589.18 Cubic Metres 1,210,426.49 Cubic Metres

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
9.26

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 665,385.32 Gross Square Metres 434,949.64 Gross Square Metres

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 1.82 Cubic Metres / GSM 2.78 Cubic Metres / GSM

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
34.57

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

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 598,779.88 Cubic Metres / Hectare 598,205.27 Cubic Metres / Hectare

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:

The new Engineering Research Building utilizes a 20,000 gallon water harvesting system to capture rain and HVAC condensate for irrigation use.
The HVAC condensate water from the College Park Center is used to fill their water feature.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

Restrooms are retrofitted with low-flow toilets and lavatories during renovations. Low-flow showerheads are installed in student housing showers.
The campus irrigation control system was 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%.


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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