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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 Gold
Overall Score 75.27
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sterling College (VT)
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.83 / 2.00 Kelly Jones
Manager
Buildings and Grounds
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 1,443,000 Gallons 1,600,000 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 1,443,000 Gallons 1,600,000 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 115 93
Number of residential employees 5 5
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 120 109
Full-time equivalent of employees 45 45
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 57,076 Square Feet 57,076 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 429 Acres 429 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

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

The baseline year was set as the calendar year 2013.


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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year: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:
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A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

All buildings have water meters installed and are read each month to get usage for each building.


A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:

As plumbing needs repair, such as toilets and urinals, they are replaced with low-flow designs.


A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

All new appliances are WaterSense labeled products.


A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):
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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 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.