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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Beloit College
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.76 / 5.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 17,909,900 Gallons 21,516,200 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 17,909,900 Gallons 21,516,200 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1,065 1,123
Number of residential employees 17 11
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 1,267 1,267
Full-time equivalent of employees 367 364
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,153,287 Square Feet 1,153,287 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 12 Acres 12 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2014 May 31, 2015
Baseline Year June 1, 2013 May 31, 2014

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

The baseline was constructed to fall in line with the Beloit College Sustainability Plan, in which there are reduction goals for water use.


Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
0 Gallons

Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
0 Gallons

A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:

The LEED Platinum Science Center employs a green roof to soak up precipitation. Any runoff from the roof is directed from gutters into a holding tank to be used as irrigation in the attached greenhouse. However, amounts of water are not recorded at this time.


A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:
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A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
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A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

The oak Savannah next to the Science Center is planted with native species that are accustomed to the Wisconsin seasons and do not require irrigation.


A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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The amount of vegetated grounds is estimated at this time, but we hope to utilize a GIS class in the future to help calculate this value with accuracy.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.