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Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Chapel Hill Laboratory

Total Facility Area: 136,786 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 120 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 78,004,950,696 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 570,270
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 95,543,654,508 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year:
698,490; 22.5 percent increase from the baseline

FY 2007 Total Water Consumption**: 1,998,000 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 14.6
FY 2012 Total Water Consumption: 1,954,000 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year:
14.3; 2.2 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.


EPA's Environmental Public Health Division (EPHD) at the Chapel Hill Laboratory conducts epidemiological, clinical animal, and cellular toxicology research to assess the impact of environmental exposures on human health. EPHD is located within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). The division is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). UNC's Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung BiologyExit EPA Disclaimer has a cooperative agreement with EPHD and is co-located in the facility.

In addition to this facility, EPA occupies several other buildings in the Research Triangle Park area, including:

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Energy Conservation

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Water Conservation

Stormwater Management


View an archive of older environmental information about the Chapel Hill Laboratory.

For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/rtp

Alex Montilla (montilla.alex@epa.gov)
Mail Code: C604-01
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone: (919) 541-0324


1 The Chapel Hill Laboratory's significant increase in energy intensity since FY 2003 can be partly attributed to a change in the source of the facility's chilled water consumption data. Prior to FY 2005, consumption was estimated by UNC Energy Services based on the total design load of all of its customers' buildings. As of FY 2005, Chapel Hill's chilled water consumption is metered.

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