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Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina

Photo: RTP First Environments Early Learning Center

This facility features the following green attributes:
LEED Certification LEED-NC 2.1 Silver

Meets Guiding Principles Meets Guiding Principles
green power Green Power
water management plan Water Management Plan
Native Landscaping Native Landscaping

First Environments Early Learning Center

Total Facility Area: 25,400 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 49 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: not available  
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: not available  
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 1,488,309,840 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 58,595

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 519,122 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 20.4
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 736,500 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 29.0; 41.9 percent increase 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. The facility came online in FY 2006, thus FY 2003 energy data are not available.
**FY 2007 is the standard baseline year used by the federal government to measure water conservation progress.

Description

Open since November 2005, the First Environments Early Learning Center (FEELC) at RTP, North Carolina, is a state-of-the art, 25,400-square-foot child care facility. FEELC enables EPA to extend child care services to 188 children and accomodates 49 FEELC staff. The building includes 20 classrooms, a large multipurpose room, a commercial-grade kitchen, infant care rooms, and an outdoor playground.

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

Unique Environmental Features

Green Power

Green Building

Water Conservation

A cistern at the RTP First Environments Early Learning Center.

One of the cisterns installed at FEELC.

Stormwater Management

Archive

View an archive of older environmental information about FEELC.

For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/rtp/childcare/daycare.htm

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


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