Athens, Georgia - SESD
Science and Ecosystem Support Division (SESD) Laboratory
Total Facility Area: 66,201 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 120 persons
FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 21,743,349,056 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 328,444
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 18,472,816,704 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 279,041; 15.0 percent reduction from the baseline
FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 3,429,669 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 51.8
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 2,231,065 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 33.7; 34.9 percent reduction from the baseline
All energy and water data are reported as of FY 2012.
*FY 2003 is the standard baseline year used by the federal government to measure energy conservation progress.
**FY 2007 is the standard baseline year used by the federal government to measure water conservation progress.
The Athens facility houses a state-of-the-art laboratory occupied by the Region 4 Science and Ecosystem Support Division (SESD).
Unique Environmental Features
- EPA offsets 100 percent of the electricity consumption at the SESD laboratory with renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased through the Agency's blanket green power contract. Learn more about EPA's blanket green power contracts.
- A condensate recovery project was completed in May 2008 to capture condensation that builds up and reuse the water as cooling tower make-up water. The project was designed to save 1 million gallons of water each year.
- In July 2006, EPA completed a water conservation assessment and developed a water management plan for the Athens SESD Laboratory (PDF) (19 pp, 405K, About PDF).
For More Information About This Facility
Betty Kinney (email@example.com)
980 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706) 355-8500
Fax: (706) 355-8508