Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.35
Liaison Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.66 / 4.00 Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 41095411 Gallons 42601229.30 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 41095411 Gallons 42601229.30 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, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

FY 2013 was the first year we had reliable, organized water data available for campus.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2953 2721
Number of employees resident on-site 13 13
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 5 5
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 7878 7717
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 878 1266
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1353 1238
Weighted campus users 6298.75 6497.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6524.38 Gallons 6556.81 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0.49

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2244485 Gross Square Feet 2070851 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 18.31 Gallons / GSF 20.57 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
11.00

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 757.05 Acres 757.90 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 54283.62 Gallons / Acre 56209.56 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
3.43

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:

We have limited water reuse or recovery systems on campus.


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 2012-2013, our Performance Contract installed the following water conservation measures in the following buildings: Art, Boebel, Brigham, CFA, Doudna, Engineering, PSC, Tower, Royce, Russell, Gardner, Maintenance, Glenview, Karrmann, McGregor, Otts, Ullrich, Ullsvik, Fieldhouse

These measures included:
-Conducting a diaphragm calibration or x-body replacement of flush-o-meters.
-Installing vandal-resistant flow control faucet heads throughout the University.
-Implementing retrofit upgrades to tank toilets.


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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FTE Students: PEDS, fall enrollment report for FY 17: https://www.wisconsin.edu/education-reports-statistics/data-management/integrated-postsecondary-education-data-system/
FTE Faculty and Staff: https://www.wisconsin.edu/accountability/faculty-and-staff/
Residential Students: Residence Hall Occupancy Reports from Residence Life, FY13 & FY17. Does not include Rountree Commons to match the rest of the report.
Distance Education: Distance Learning Center could not easily find the FTE number so we used the full headcount of those exclusesly enrolled in distance education, IPEDS, fall enrollment report for FY14 & FY 17: https://www.wisconsin.edu/education-reports-statistics/data-management/integrated-postsecondary-education-data-system/ (IPEDS does not have a FY13 report and the different in Distance Education enrollment between FY13 &14 is nominal for this purpose).

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