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Kansas City, Kansas
Science and Technology Center

Exterior picture of the Kansas City Science and Technology Center.

This facility features the following green attributes:
LEED 2.0 Gold certified LEED-NC 2.0 Gold
Meets Guiding Principles Meets Guiding Principles
green power Green Power
water management plan Water Management Plan
Native Landscaping Native Landscaping

Region 7 Laboratory

Total Facility Area: 71,955 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 110 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 18,599,718,200 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 258,491
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 16,060,040,000 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 223,196; 13.7 percent reduction from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 3,152,291 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 43.8
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 4,288,133 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 59.6; 36.0 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 2004 data are used as a permanent proxy for the FY 2003 baseline, since the Region 7 laboratory came online during Third Quarter FY 2003 and does not have a complete FY 2003 data set.
**FY 2007 is the standard baseline year used by the federal government to measure water conservation progress.


The Science and Technology Center houses the laboratory for EPA Region 7. The 20-year lease for this build-to-suit facility was awarded a design-build contract in August 2000.

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Stormwater Management


View an archive of older environmental information about the Kansas City Science and Technology Center.

For More Information About This Facility

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For a complete overview of the environmental features of this facility, read EPA's Green Future for Laboratories: A Case Study of the Kansas City Science and Technology Center (PDF) (20 pp, 3.7MB). You can also order a hard copy of this report by requesting document number EPA-200-F-03-001 from the National Service Center for Environmental Publications.

For a summary of the facility's environmental features, view the Sustainable Facilities at EPA: Science and Technology Center, Kansas City, Kansas (PDF) (4 pp, 2.8MB) fact sheet.

Website: www.epa.gov/region7

Chris Taylor (taylor.christopher@epa.gov)
901 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
Phone: (913) 551-7736
Fax: (913) 551-9736

Cathy Berlow (berlow.cathy@epa.gov)
Ronald Reagan Building (3204R)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: (202) 564-3739

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