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Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Atlantic Ecology Division Laboratory

Total Facility Area: 89,922 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 135 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 27,595,645,509 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 306,884
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 25,010,681,972 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 278,138; 9.4 percent reduction from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 2,633,143 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 29.3
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 1,725,008 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 19.2; 34.5 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.


The Atlantic Ecology Division (AED) Laboratory located in Narragansett, Rhode Island, is a state-of-the-art aquatic research facility for EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory under the Office of Research and Development (ORD). The mission of AED at Narragansett is to develop and evaluate theory, methods, and data to better understand and quantify the environmental effects of stressors on the coastal waters and watershed of the Atlantic seaboard.

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For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/aed

Russell Ahlgren (ahlgren.russell@epa.gov)
27 Tarzwell Drive
Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone: (401) 782-3080
Fax: (401) 782-3030

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