Jump to main content.

Golden, Colorado

photo:  Golden, Colorado Region 8 Laboratory

This facility features the following green attributes:
green power Green Power
water management plan Water Management Plan

Region 8 Laboratory

Total Facility Area: 50,839 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 32 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 19,625,173,206 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 386,026
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 17,695,986,840 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 348,079; 9.8 percent reduction from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 3,561,000 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 70.0
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 3,604,000 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 70.9; 1.2 percent increase 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.


EPA staff at the Region 8 Laboratory perform physical, chemical, biological, and microbiological analyses of water, soil, air, plant, and tissue samples. The data generated by these studies is used in the Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (REMAP), enforcement projects, and remediation projects. Many of these projects are undertaken to ensure successful restoration of contaminated ecosystems. The Region 8 Laboratory was dedicated in 1998.

Award WinnerAwards

Unique Environmental Features

Energy Conservation

Green Power

Water Conservation


View an archive of older environmental information about the Region 8 Laboratory.

For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/region8/

Gregory Saunders (saunders.gregory@epa.gov)
16194 W 45th Drive
Golden, CO 80403
Phone: (303) 312-7709
Fax: (303) 312-7800

Local Navigation

Jump to main content.