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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 48.57
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date June 15, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Cleveland State University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.73 / 6.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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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:
High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 72,021,180 Gallons 85,631,788 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 72,021,180 Gallons 85,631,788 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 15, 2015 June 15, 2016
Baseline Year June 15, 2004 June 15, 2005

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 1,010 449
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 13,947 12,371
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,867 1,873
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 429 388
Weighted campus users 11,791.25 10,504.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 6,108.02 Gallons 8,152.11 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline (0-100):
25.07

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 5,391,318 Gross Square Feet 4,189,761 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 13.36 Gallons / GSF 20.44 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline (0-100):
34.64

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 22 Acres 22 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 3,273,690 Gallons / Acre 3,892,354 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline (0-100):
15.89

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:

The CSU Recreation Center was constructed with a large underground cistern to collect rainwater and snow melt for landscape irrigation.


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):

New flushometers on a number of campus toilets ensure that water use is minimized.


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.