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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 54.45
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Haverford College
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Bill Anderko
Asst Director Facilities Management: Maintenance
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 43,733,320 Gallons 32,548,391 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 43,549,000 Gallons 32,364,071 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2011

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

The baseline year was adopted as the first year that a complete GHG inventory was performed in accordance with ACUPCC requiremenets, and the year we were required to make our first inventory submittal under the ACUPCC program.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,235 1,177
Number of employees resident on-site 83 77
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,268 1,177
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 555 614
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 1,696.75 1,656.75

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 25,666.13 Gallons 19,534.67 Gallons

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

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,717,556 Gross Square Feet 1,490,284 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 25.36 Gallons / GSF 21.72 Gallons / GSF

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

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 179.39 Acres 178.34 Acres

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds 243,789.06 Gallons / Acre 182,507.52 Gallons / Acre

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

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:

Since last update refrigerated bottled water dispensers have been eliminated across campus and replaced by 14 water bottle filling stations with visable counters on each. The result has been an elimination of over 50,000 plastic water bottles per year that otherwise would have been landfilled.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

The Gardener Integrated Athletic Center is equipped with a 15,000 gallon capacity gray water system. The GIAC is the campus athletic center: 36,390 sq ft. The grey water system is currently being refurbished.


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):

All upgraded & new plumbing fixtures/faucets are low consumption type with sensors.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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There are three main water meters that are used to calculate water usage.
-98 Railroad Ave.
-155 Haverford Rd
-370 Lancaster Ave

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.