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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Picture: The National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Lab in Ann Arbor, MI.

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The National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL)

Total Facility Area: 201,799 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 175 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 58,278,138,000 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 319,900
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 70,493,354,080 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 349,324; 9.2 percent increase from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 6,518,525 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 33.7
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 7,696,707 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 38.1; 13.3 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.

Description

NVFEL is the primary EPA research laboratory used for fuel and emissions testing. Work carried out in this laboratory supports the Office of Air and Radiation's (OAR) Office of Transportation and Air Quality's (OTAQ) efforts to establish and enforce emission standards for motor vehicles, engines, and fuels, as well as the development of automotive technology.

The facility primarily tests mobile sources of pollution (cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, etc.). The laboratory assists in the establishment of national standards for emissions and tests vehicles for compliance with these standards.

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Archive

View an archive of older environmental information about NVFEL.

For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/otaq/01-nvfel.htm

Steve Dorer (dorer.steven@epa.gov), Facilities Manager
2565 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 214-4200

1 The upward trend in energy intensity at NVFEL is due in part to increased mission-driven testing activity and ongoing construction.


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