Center Hill Facility
Total Facility Area: 20,468 gross
square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 30 persons
Energy Consumption: 5,099,675,168 Btu per year
Btu per GSF per Year: 249,154
Total Water Consumption: 181,328 gallons per year
Gallons per GSF per year: 8.9
All energy and water data are reported as of FY 2011.
The Center Hill Facility is part of EPA's large research and administrative campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. Staff at the Center Hill Facility conduct research in the fields of municipal solid waste, including disposal, residuals management, soil contamination, and risk reduction engineering.
Unique Environmental Features
- The Center Hill Facility reduces its electricity consumption by using a nighttime setback mode for its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, cutting its demand load in half from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays and on weekends and holidays.
- Energy-efficient "green" lights in the office and high bay areas help reduce energy consumption.
- EPA offsets 100 percent of the electricity consumption at its Center Hill Facility with renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased through the Agency's current blanket green power contract. Learn more about EPA's current and past blanket green power contracts.
- In February 2009, EPA completed a water management plan for the Center Hill Facility (PDF) (16 pp, 360K, About PDF).
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