Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.05
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.83 / 5.00 Paul Pinkston
Director of Facilities Planning and Management
Facilities
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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 --- 41,996,651 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 28,590,918 Gallons 41,996,651 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010

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

2009 is the first year of complete water use data for the campus after the last residence hall was constructed.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,077 1,939
Number of employees resident on-site 18 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 4,720 5,453
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 584 720
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 615 1,032
Weighted campus users 4,040.50 4,340.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 7,076.08 Gallons 9,675.53 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
26.87

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,998,656 Gross Square Feet 1,713,195 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 14.31 Gallons / GSF 24.51 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
41.64

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 283 Acres 290 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 0 Gallons / Acre 144,816.04 Gallons / Acre

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

Since 2012, the campus has added over 16 water bottle hydration stations in an attempt to shift water purchasing away from plastic bottles and towards tap water. While this does increase water consumption on campus and has the potential to negate water savings from low-flow installed equipment, we feel the benefit of plastics reduction outweighs the modest increase in tap water usage.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

The UW-Green Bay campus includes a public 9-hole golf course, Shorewood Golf Course. The course includes a pond fed by rainwater and stormwater runoff. Water from the pond is used to irrigate the golf course when natural rainfall is not sufficient.


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):

In the residential areas of campus, all showers, toilets and faucets have been retrofitted with low-flow fixtures.

In the academic buildings, as buildings are renovated and as financial considerations and infrastructure allow, low flow or automated measured flow faucets are included in bathroom remodels, low-flow toilets are installed. Improving water efficiency is always considered.


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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