Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.43
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.88 / 6.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and 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:
Extremely High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 64075838 Gallons 84179305 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 64075838 Gallons 84179305 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014

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

The baseline was adopted to maintain congruence with the other energy and emissions-related data baselines.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3948.50 4126
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 10887.87 10737
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1254.69 1216.75
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 595.28 580.45
Weighted campus users 9647.59 9561.48

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6641.65 Gallons 8804.01 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
24.56

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 3054629 Gross Square Feet 3017518 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 20.98 Gallons / GSF 27.90 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
24.81

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 308.20 Acres 308.20 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 207903.43 Gallons / Acre 273132.07 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
23.88

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:

There are no water recovery or reuse systems in place that have any significant impact. The only example of this is the use of graywater from Hyland Hall in the campus water feature, but this amount is minimal and is currently not being metered.


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):

Many of the retrofit projects have focused on implementing low-flow water fixtures and upgrading the plumbing systems in general. Several of the newer campus buildings also utilize dual-flush toilets to help reduce the water consumption of those fixtures.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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http://www.whitewater-wi.gov/water-utility

Construction projects between baseline and performance years mostly displaced parking with buildings. Data not available, so an estimate was used for additional vegetated grounds displaced by newly impermeable surfaces.

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