Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.55
Liaison Keaton Schrank
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Westminster College - Utah
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Keaton Schrank
Environmental Center Manager
Environmental Center
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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 12,145,156.88 Gallons 29,598,919.48 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 12,145,156.88 Gallons 29,598,919.48 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2021 June 30, 2022
Baseline Period July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017

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

Baseline is the performance year used in the last STARS assessment and we are recording the change from then until now.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 326 581
Number of employees resident on-site 12 6
Number of other individuals resident on-site 3 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,467 2,533
Full-time equivalent of employees 397 456
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 1,485.50 2,388.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 8,175.80 Gallons 12,392.26 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
34.02

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,012,646 Gross Square Feet 1,012,646 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 11.99 Gallons / GSF 29.23 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
58.97

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 23.20 Acres 23.20 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 523,498.14 Gallons / Acre 1,275,815.49 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
58.97

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:

Our main water recovery efforts are covered in the following section.


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

Buildings have been fitted with higher-efficiency plumbing features, and new buildings are being constructed with water-saving infrastructure.


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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