Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.10 / 2.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Low

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 747,800,000 Gallons 720,200,000 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 474,200,000 Gallons 603,700,000 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 2,903 2,846
Number of residential employees 10 14
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 9,371 8,477
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,120 966
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,587 982

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,533,913 Square Feet 2,437,190 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 12.10 Acres 12.10 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

The 2008 fiscal year baseline for the GHG emissions was adopted because is was the first and oldest fully recorded year for UW-Stout GHG emissions report.


Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
0 Gallons

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year: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

Do not use non-potable water


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

All buildings on campus employ water metering separately. The City of Menomonie bills the University for all water usage.


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

This is required by Wisconsin State building code, and has been in practice since 1988.


A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

Previous water-cooled equipment have been replaced with air-cooled equipment during project renovations.


A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

The campus is primarily paved and is located on a hill. Because of the location, the landscape is designed to direct water to any available landscape to absorb the water.


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

No weather-informed irrigation


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

Yes, low flow fixtures for sinks, showers and toilets are used on campus. Water-cooled equipment has been replaced by air-cooled equipment during renovations.


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

Water consumption information from Utility Billing Clerk for Menomonie

Resident numbers from the Director of University Housing

Non-resident student numbers from the GHG Inventory

Faculty and staff numbers from HR

Landscape information provided by Superintendent of Grounds

Remaining information gathered from the Physical Plant

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