Center Hill Facility
Total Facility Area: 20,468 gross
square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 30 persons
FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 5,186,538,100 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 253,397
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 4,575,486,576 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 223,543; 11.8 percent reduction from the baseline
FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 815,377 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 39.8
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 727,555 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 35.5; 10.8 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 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 blanket green power contract. Learn more about EPA's 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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