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Cincinnati, Ohio

photo: Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center

This facility features the following green attributes:
green power Green Power
Water Management Plan Water Management Plan
Mechanical Upgrades Mechanical Upgrades

Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center

Total Facility Area: 430,447 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 825 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 137,258,496,316 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 381,579
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 129,537,767,176 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 300,938; 21.1 percent reduction from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 26,536,606 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 61.8
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 23,646,709 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 54.9; 11.1 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.

Description

Located on a 22-acre complex five miles north of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC) is the second largest research and development facility owned and operated by EPA. In addition to AWBERC, which includes a 7,000-square-foot Research Containment Facility, the Cincinnati research complex also includes the Testing and Evaluation Center, the Center Hill Facility, Research Support Annex 2, the National Service Center for Environmental Publications Warehouse, the Stream Facility, the Boat Warehouse, the Erlanger Facility, and the Norwood Facility.

This facility is internationally recognized for water research and has become a leader in areas of bioremediation and pollution prevention. Through this center, EPA also provides public education on the environment, emergency response training, and other programs.

Award WinnerAwards

Unique Environmental Features

Infrastructure Replacement Project

Energy Conservation

Green Power

Water Conservation

Stormwater Management

Additional Features

Archive

View an archive of older environmental information about AWBERC.

For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/oarmcinc/tour1.htm


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