Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services
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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 53,366,477 Gallons 53,366,477 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 30,746,610 Gallons 30,746,610 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

In FY19, we tracked our water consumption more comprehensively than ever before. We no longer feel our previously baseline is appropriate because there was a major discrepancy.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 865 865
Number of employees resident on-site 7 7
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,431.40 1,431.40
Full-time equivalent of employees 560 560
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 1,711.55 1,711.55

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 17,964.19 Gallons 17,964.19 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,213,960 Gross Square Feet 1,213,960 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 25.33 Gallons / GSF 25.33 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 52 Acres 52 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 1,026,278.40 Gallons / Acre 1,026,278.40 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:

Students have led projects to convert to low-flow fixtures with funding from our Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund. Our Grounds staff have been installing irrigation systems with improved meters that automatically shut off if excessive use is detected.


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

Water-efficient alternatives are considered whenever we replace equipment or renovate areas, as part of our maintenance and lifecycle programs.


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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