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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.

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Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-22: Water Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Water consumption, 2005 baseline year:
175,592,520 Gallons

Water consumption, performance year :
122,794,672 Gallons

List the start and end dates of the water consumption performance year:
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

On-campus residents, 2005:
3,923

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
9,905

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
3,785

On-campus residents, performance year:
3,977

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
12,809

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
4,343

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with water consumption performance year):
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to water use reduction goals:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve water use reduction goals:

The state of North Carolina directed that all facilities reduce water consumption 20% (on a GSF basis) by 2015, from a 2002-03 baseline. UNCG has far exceeded this goal, achieving a 63.5% gross reduction and 72% reduction per GSF. We are developing a plan for further reductions within our Climate Action Plan.


The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation initiatives is available:

Population numbers are available via the Office of Institutional Research. The Fact Book and the Common Data Set reports contain most of the information used here. Also received information from Mark Davenport of the Office of Institutional Research. Water consumption data are from Facilities Operations. Baseline year = 2005-06; performance year = 2010-11.

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.