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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 51.80
Liaison Jill Fermanich
Submission Date Sept. 29, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.92 / 2.00 Paul Pinkston
Director of Facilities Planning and Management
Facilities
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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 33,532,840 Gallons 48,785,201 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 33,532,840 Gallons 48,785,201 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 2,003 1,939
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 5,342 5,453
Full-time equivalent of employees 713 720
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,271 1,032

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,998,656 Square Feet 1,713,195 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 283 Acres 290 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:
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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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year: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:

The UW-Green Bay campus includes a public 9-hole golf course, Shorewood Golf Course. The course includes a pond fed by rainwater and stormwater runoff. Water from the pond is used to irrigate the golf course when natural rainfall is not sufficient.


A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

A rainwater measurement system is part of the irrigation system for the soccer fields. The use of irrigation is used only when needed as indicated by lack of rainfall.


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

In the residential areas of campus, all showers, toilets and faucets have been retrofitted with low-flow fixtures.

In the academic buildings, as buildings are renovated and as financial considerations and infrastructure allow, low flow or automated measured flow faucets are included in bathroom remodels, low-flow toilets are installed. Improving water efficiency is always considered.


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):

UW - Green Bay uses native plant speices and those adapted to our climate zone. The University's Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and the Biodiversity Committee provide guidance on appropriate plants species chosen to be integrated into the campus green space.


A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:

There is a sensor on our programmable irrigation system on our soccer field that will not turn on the water if we received 1/2" of rain. The sensor is adjustable.


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.