Las Vegas, Nevada - Archive
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National Exposure Research Laboratory and Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory
This page houses older environmental information about EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory (ORD) and Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory (OAR) in Las Vegas, Nevada. View the current facility page.
Unique Environmental Features
- In FY 2006, EPA replaced 24 20-year-old roof-top package units with more efficient models and reconsidered replacing all original boilers, air compressors, two chillers, a cooling tower, a large air-handler, and a heat pump.
- In June 2004, EPA entered into a three-year contract with 3 Phases Energy Services to purchase 4.65 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually of green power for its Las Vegas Laboratory. EPA bought 4,650 renewable energy certificates (RECs) per year, which were generated at a wind farm in San Gorgonio, California. This purchase offset 100 percent of the laboratory's conventional electricity use.
- In July 2004, the National Exposure Research Laboratory and Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory developed their first water management plan (PDF) (11 pp, 235K, About PDF).
- All of the facility's chlorofluorocarbons were replaced by 1998.