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Corvallis, Oregon

Western Ecology Division Laboratory

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Western Ecology Division Laboratory

Total Facility Area: 109,940 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 110 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 24,379,362,715 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 221,752
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 22,609,869,547 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 205,656; 7.3 percent reduction from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 6,321,787 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 57.5
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 2,735,626 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 24.9; 56.7 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 Corvallis facility houses the Western Ecology Division of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory. Research at this facility includes studies on the effects of chemical contaminants, land use, and global climate change on forests, crops, wetlands, lakes, and streams along the Pacific Coast. In an effort to reduce its own environmental impact, a sustainable master plan was developed for the facility. The Western Ecology Division also has a field and research laboratory at the Willamette Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon.

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View an archive of older environmental information about the Western Ecology Division Laboratory and Willamette Research Station.

For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/wed

Primo Knight (knight.primo@epa.gov)
200 SW 35th Street
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Phone: (541) 754-4418

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