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Richmond, California

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Region 9 Laboratory

Total Facility Area: 44,950 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 45 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 14,893,819,771 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 331,342
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 18,122,479,857 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 403,170; 21.7 percent increase from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 170,544 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 3.8
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 331,738 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 7.4; 94.5 percent increase from the baseline

All energy and water data are reported as of FY 2012.1
*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 Region 9 Laboratory in Richmond, California, consists of an administration/laboratory building with a separate hazardous materials storage building and secured storage for four mobile laboratories. The building is part of the University of California, Berkeley, Field Station. EPA began laboratory operations in fiscal year (FY) 1994. The Region 9 Laboratory performs chemical and biological analysis and field sampling services. The laboratory plays a critical role in EPA's mission of protecting people's health and the environment through the analysis of air, water, soil and biota samples (avian, fish, and occasionally mammalian tissues).

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For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/region09/lab/index.html

Jennifer Mann (mann.jennifer@epa.gov)
1337 S. 46th Street
Building 201
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: (510) 412-2300

1The energy intensity increase at the Region 9 Laboratory since FY 2003 is related to higher heating demands and suboptimal operations of the facility's cogeneration plant that have been corrected.

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