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Fort Meade, Maryland

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This facility features the following green attributes:
green power Green Power
water management plan Water Management Plan
Mechanical Upgrades Mechanical Upgrades
Re-commissioned Re-commissioned
Native Landscaping Native Landscaping

Environmental Science Center (ESC)

Total Facility Area: 162,799 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 168 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 63,553,298,694 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 391,080
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 48,461,026,940 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 297,674; 23.9 percent reduction from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 5,628,000 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 34.6
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 3,679,000 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 22.6; 34.6 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 Environmental Science Center (ESC), completed in April 1999, houses the Region 3 Office of Analytical Services and Quality Assurance (OASQA) and the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology Laboratories. The building contains more than 75 laboratories dedicated to organic and inorganic chemistry, biology, microbiology, and other scientific activities.

Unique Environmental Features

Federal High Performance Sustainable Building

Many of the improvements discussed in the sections that follow were completed as part of the Guiding Principles certification process.

Energy Conservation: Existing Building Improvements

Energy Conservation: Original Building Design

Green Power

Water Conservation: Existing Building Improvements

Water Conservation: Original Building Design

Stormwater Management: Existing Building Improvements

Stormwater Management: Original Building Design

Indoor Environmental Quality: Existing Building Improvements

Indoor Environmental Quality: Original Building Design

Additional Features


View an archive of older environmental information about ESC.

For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/region3/esc/

Jeffrey Dodd (dodd.jeff@epa.gov)
701 Mapes Road
Fort Meade, MD 20755-5350
Phone: (410) 305-2654

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