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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 Bronze
Overall Score 33.27
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Butler University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.61 / 5.00 Amanda Doenges
Director of Engineering and Administration
Office of Operations
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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:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 70,627,606.36 Gallons 64,242,750.64 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 57,745,627.28 Gallons 58,538,936.43 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2016 May 31, 2017
Baseline Year June 1, 2015 May 31, 2016

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,359 2,045
Number of employees resident on-site 7 7
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 17 17
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 4,644 4,371
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,130 1,144
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 4,939 4,666.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 11,691.76 Gallons 12,545.18 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
6.80

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,648,968 Gross Square Feet 2,089,501 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 21.80 Gallons / GSF 28.02 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
22.19

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds --- ---

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

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:
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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 (e.g. building retrofits):
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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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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.