Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.86
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Villanova University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.34 / 4.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low to Medium

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 99,878,300 Gallons 99,727,800 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 99,878,300 Gallons 99,727,800 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Jan. 1, 2020 Dec. 31, 2020
Baseline Period Jan. 9, 2007 Jan. 9, 2008

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

The baseline year was chosen because that is the earliest year accurate data is available.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 5,175 4,452
Number of employees resident on-site 9 10
Number of other individuals resident on-site 4 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 9,408 9,613
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,568 1,951
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 632 18
Weighted campus users 9,808 9,775

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 10,183.35 Gallons 10,202.33 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0.19

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 4,862,682 Gross Square Feet 3,139,757 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 20.54 Gallons / GSF 31.76 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
35.33

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 100 Acres 103 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 998,783 Gallons / Acre 968,231.07 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
0

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

The University has installed a rainwater collection system for the roof water coming from the new Commons' dormitories. while the dorms opened in fall of 2019, the rain water collection system has yet to operate properly.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

As fixtures break or as we renovate spaces we replace them with efficient water fixtures. when bathrooms are renovated faucets, toilets and shower heads are replaced with water efficient options.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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