Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.66 / 5.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility Services
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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 --- 10,742,306 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 7,665,438.64 Gallons 10,742,306 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, 2006 June 30, 2007

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

2007 is when we did our first greenhouse gas inventory and decided to use it as our baseline


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,222 3,211
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 7,814 8,165
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,127 1,001
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 111 0
Weighted campus users 7,428 7,677.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 1,031.97 Gallons 1,399.24 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
26.25

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,784,834 Gross Square Feet 2,638,928 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 2.75 Gallons / GSF 4.07 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
32.38

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 71 Acres 72 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 149,198.69 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:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

Graywater from our Hobart dish machine is used for the food pulper system. The food pulper allows us to divert residential dining area food waste from the sewer system (via garbage disposal) by processing the waste and composting it.


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):

Our Performance Contractor/Energy Service Company (ESCO) completed a campus wide water fixture by fixture audit in 2013 and developed a proposal that focuses on fixture internal upgrades to meet as-designed standards, achieve water use reductions and improve function.
• Mock up installed in Maintenance & Materials Building
• Upgrades Include: Replace internals of toilet/urinal flushometers to individually tune and achieve factory intended performance, chrome piping will be replaced and infrared sensors installed, as required, incorporating dual flush technology (i.e. two level
flushing), replace internals of tank toilets to individually tune and achieve
factory intended performance, install vandal-resistant low flow aerators on sinks, install reduced flow shower heads

Approval of the ESCO is currently with the State of WI Dept of Admin. Campus is anticipating work to be started late 2015.


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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We performed major water conservation projects in the late 1990s.
Performance contractor starting in 2016 with water efficiency projects

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