Region 10 Laboratory
Total Facility Area: 68,222 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 75 persons
Energy Consumption: 19,262,364,028 Btu per year
Btu per GSF per Year: 282,348
Total Water Consumption: 602,915 gallons per year
Gallons per GSF per Year: 8.8
All energy and water data are reported as of FY 2011.
The Manchester Environmental Laboratory provides physical, chemical, biological and microbiological analyses of air, soil, sediments, water tissue, and unknown chemicals. It measures contaminants and pollution effects in a variety of media in support of criminal enforcement, civil enforcement, site assessment, remedial investigation, ecosystem monitoring and public health initiatives. It also serves as a technical reference laboratory with the capability of providing consultation and interpretation of data in areas such as organic and inorganic chemistry, metals chemistry, and environmental microbiology. Construction of a new wing was completed in May 2003.
Unique Environmental Features
- In June 2011, EPA completed a project to replace the Region 10 laboratory's constant-volume fume hood systems with variable air volume (VAV), high-performance fume hoods. By the end of FY 2010, no constant-volume systems were in use, and 50 percent had been replaced with VAV high-performance models. The remaining 50 percent were replaced in early 2011.
- EPA offsets 100 percent of the electricity consumption at the Region 10 laboratory with renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased through the Agency's current blanket green power contract. Learn more about EPA's current and past blanket green power contracts.
- The facility's wet laboratoryone of the facility's multiple laboratory buildingswas the first commercial, solar-powered net metering project in the Northwest. Under net metering, any excess electricity produced by the laboratory's four photovoltaic panels is used to reduce the flow of power from the local utility power grid, slowing the spin of the electric meter, and offsetting the laboratory's energy costs. In FY 2008, the panels underwent a renovation, and the system was brought back online in November 2008. In FY 2011, the panels generated 2,150 kilowatt hours of electricity.
- EPA completed a water conservation assessment and developed a water management plan for the Region 10 Laboratory (PDF) (17 pp, 381K, About PDF) in August 2005.
For More Information About This Facility
Stephanie Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7411 Beach Drive East
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 871-8739