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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 38.32
Liaison Patrick McKee
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Eastern Kentucky University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Patrick McKee
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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 132,752,138 Gallons 246,363,428 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 132,752,138 Gallons 246,363,428 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 30, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 30, 2015

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 4,513 4,070
Number of employees resident on-site 20 20
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 26 26
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 13,789 10,553
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 2,577 2,797
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,833 0
Weighted campus users 12,059 11,061

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 11,008.55 Gallons 22,273.16 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
50.57

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 5,403,504 Gross Square Feet 5,695,895.44 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 24.57 Gallons / GSF 43.25 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
43.20

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 445 Acres 445 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 298,319.41 Gallons / Acre 553,625.68 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
46.12

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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Bill Rhodes - Facilities Services

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.