Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.33 / 5.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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 22253044.25 Gallons 65665325 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 22253044.25 Gallons 57375044 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Sept. 24, 2015 July 26, 2016
Baseline Year June 1, 2012 May 31, 2013

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

Our newly revised sustainability plan that launched last year has an objective to reduce campus wide fresh water consumption by 20% (per sq. ft.) from 2012 levels by 2019.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3179 2911
Number of employees resident on-site 16 1093
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 10654 8713
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1326.93 2000
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 9784.45 9035.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 2274.33 Gallons 6349.78 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
64.18

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 3512891 Gross Square Feet 887819 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 6.33 Gallons / GSF 64.62 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
90.20

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 114.60 Acres 5261414 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 194180.14 Gallons / Acre 12.48 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):

We retrofitted the water-cooling systems at Blackhawk Commons with air-cooled equipment, reducing the use of water, and in 2005, replaced the natural grass football field at Titans Stadium with artificial grass resulting in an estimated savings of 850,000 gallons of water used for irrigation. We have replaced 1,006 older 4.18 gpf toilets with 1.6 gpf toilets and Installed 5 water-less urinals. There has been 1,181 low-flow restrictors and applicable adapters installed onto threaded faucets.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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