Research Triangle Park, North Carolina - Archive
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National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) / Reproductive Toxicology Facility (RTF)
This page houses older environmental information about EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) / Reproductive Toxicology Facility (RTF) in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. View the laboratory's current facility page.
- In fiscal year (FY) 2006, the facility reduced energy use by 6 percent compared to FY 2005 after replacing its cooling towers and resetting temperature set points.
- In fall 2003, EPA completed an energy audit for NHEERL, which included recommendations to recommission the building.
- On November 1, 2004, EPA entered into a three-year agreement with Unicoi Energy Services, to purchase 100 million kilowatt hours of green power annually in the form of renewable energy certificates. The contract helped support the generation of biomass power from paper pulp facilities in Port Wentworth, Georgia. The purchase offset 100 percent of the electricity consumption at all of EPA's RTP facilities, including NHEERL.
- NHEERL replaced its cooling towers in FY 2006, which helped reduce overall water consumption by two million gallons compared to FY 2005.