Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.85
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Whitman College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
1.39 / 4.00 Brandon Bishop
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use ---
+ Date Revised: May 17, 2017
+ Date Revised: May 18, 2017
34,801,448 Gallons
+ Date Revised: May 17, 2017
+ Date Revised: May 18, 2017

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 31,975,504 Gallons
+ Date Revised: May 17, 2017
+ Date Revised: May 18, 2017
34,801,448 Gallons
+ Date Revised: May 17, 2017
+ Date Revised: May 18, 2017

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016

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

The water baseline was adopted as it trends relatively average to years with recording keeping. Significant spikes in FY14 make it an inappropriate baseline year.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 950 1,034
Number of employees resident on-site 7 7
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,465.10 1,504
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 478 467.40
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 154 144
Weighted campus users 1,581.07 1,630.80

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 20,223.90 Gallons 21,340.11 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
5.23

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,127,333 Gross Square Feet 1,007,000 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 28.36 Gallons / GSF 34.56 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
17.93

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 52 Acres 52 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 669,258.62 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:

The campus currently promotes water savings opportunities. This has been done through the adoption of shower timers. Additional programming is being developed to encourage competitions between our residence halls. Currently one of our residence halls has an active display to encourage water reductions.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

n/A


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):

The institution actively conducts maintenance on our water systems. Additionally we install low flow features during our standard building maintenance. This maintenance is done through a campus life cycle fund.


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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