Ada, Oklahoma - Archive
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Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center
This page houses older environmental information about EPA's Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center in Ada, Oklahoma. View the laboratory's current facility page.
- In April 2005, EPA entered into a three-year contract with Sterling Planet , to purchase 3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power annually in the form of renewable energy certificates (RECs). Procured by the Defense Energy Support Center, this contract supports the generation of renewable energy from wind turbines at facilities located in Wyoming, California, and Nebraska, and helped offset 100 percent of annual electricity use at the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center in Ada, Oklahoma.
- In November 2005, the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center completed its first water management plan (PDF) (15 pp, 550K, About PDF).
- As part of the facility's energy savings performance contract (ESPC), the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center was one of the first EPA facilities to be retrofit in conjunction with the Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21®) program, which focuses on improving the environmental performance of public and private sector laboratories in the United States.
- All of the facility's chlorofluorocarbons were replaced by 1998.