Grosse Ile, Michigan - Archive
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Large Lakes Research Station
This page houses older environmental information about EPA's Large Lakes Research Station in Grosse Ile, Michigan. View the laboratory's current facility page.
- The Large Lakes Research Station completed installation of a direct digital control facility management system in 2000, which helped reduce energy consumption at the facility through enhanced monitoring and controls.
- In June 2004, EPA entered into a three-year contract with 3 Phases Energy Services to purchase 700,000 kWh annually of green power in the form of renewable energy certificates (RECs) for the Grosse Ile laboratory, which represented 100 percent of the facility's electricity use. This contract supported the generation of renewable energy at a landfill gas facility in Lenox, Michigan.
- In August 2007, the Large Lakes Research Station completed its first water management plan (PDF) (16 pp, 475K, About PDF).
- The Grosse Ile facility maintains an aggressive program to identify and respond to leaks. A screening level system review was completed in July 2007, and known water uses account for more than 90 percent of water consumption. Facility staff are trained to reports leaks and malfunctioning water-using equipment to the onsite facilities manager designee. The facility also makes use of an automatic leak detection system, based on conductivity bridges (“water bugs”) placed on the floor adjacent to water-using equipment.