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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 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tulane University
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.24 / 3.00 Liz Davey
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Low to Medium

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 231,278,300 Gallons 226,336,700 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 231,278,300 Gallons 226,336,700 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 4,009 3,751
Number of residential employees 15 11
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 11,719 10,957
Full-time equivalent of employees 5,254 4,401
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 7,209,993 Square Feet 7,068,754 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 36.03 Acres 36.03 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010

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

Complete data for the downtown and uptown campuses is only available to 2010. This is unfortunate, as large scale water closet upgrades beginning in 2007 reduced water use on the uptown campus from 2007-2009.


Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
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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:
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A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:
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A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
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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.