Las Vegas, Nevada
National Exposure Research Laboratory and Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory
Total Facility Area: 92,700 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 166 persons
FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 24,004,419,094 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 258,947
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 26,210,297,496 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 282,743; 9.2 percent increase from the baseline
FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 2,298,400 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 24.8
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 1,619,200 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 17.5; 29.6 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.
EPA occupies space in six buildings on or near the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus. The facilities are occupied by two EPA laboratories operated by the Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR).
The National Exposure Research Laboratory (ORD). The Environmental Sciences Division of this laboratory is located on campus. Its mission is to evaluate and assess exposure to environmental hazards and to develop methods to monitor and measure such hazards.
Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory (OAR).
This laboratory provides technical support for the development and implementation
of policy, guidance, programs, and regulations concerning radiation, indoor
air quality, and emergency response. The laboratory facilities consist of
offices, traditional "wet" laboratories, and specialized space for
indoor air laboratories, shops, and environmental chambers. In addition, the
laboratory operates a fleet of mobile laboratories and monitoring vehicles
that are based at an off-campus facility.
Unique Environmental Features
- EPA offsets 100 percent of the electricity consumption at the National Exposure Research Laboratory and Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory with renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased through the Agency's blanket green power contract. Learn more about EPA's blanket green power contracts.
- In November 2012, the National Exposure Research Laboratory and Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory revised their water management plan (PDF) (11 pp, 312K, About PDF).
For More Information About This Facility
Robert Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org)
944 East Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 798-2613 (desk)
(702) 496-9275 (cell)