Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.05
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.55 / 4.00 Thea Junt
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 174,867,000 Gallons 219,220,000 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 174,867,000 Gallons
+ Date Revised: Jan. 22, 2019
219,220,000 Gallons
+ Date Revised: Jan. 22, 2019

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 4,738 3,630
Number of residential employees 0 12
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 18,618 15,758
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,546 3,363
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 3,610,085 Square Feet 3,180,310 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 445 Acres 445 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Sept. 1, 2013 Aug. 31, 2014
Baseline Year Sept. 1, 2011 Aug. 31, 2012

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

The data was readily available.

Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
0 Gallons

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

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

Newly built residence halls are each individually metered for both domestic waste and irrigation. Our main campus is on a water loop, so water is measured as it comes into the loop, but not as it enters each building. Each landscape system off of the loop is individually metered, so we have great information on our landscape water usage.

Additionally, low flow water fixtures are required on all new construction.

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

The goal of the University is to install low-flow water fixtures and high-efficiency plumbing on all retrofits.

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):

We have begun landscaping with more native and adaptive plants around the perimeter of campus.

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

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

Monitoring water levels in our decorative water fountains helped us find a significant leak and other design flaws, which has since been rectified.

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

This credit uses data collected in FY 14 (Performance) and FY 12 (Baseline), which is different from the IC 3 timeframe.

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