Athens, Georgia - SESD - Archive
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Science and Ecosystem Support Division (SESD) Laboratory
- A nighttime setback at the SESD laboratory implemented in May 2008 helped the facility achieve an energy savings of 12.5 percent in FY 2011 compared to an FY 2007 baseline.
- In FY 2008, the Agency completed a project to reprogram controls on all mechanical systems, including night and weekend setbacks, reset temperatures, and pressurization.
- In December 2003, EPA conducted an assessment at the SESD laboratory, focusing on the air handling units' sequence of operation, chilled water system temperature, and other potential energy-saving measures.
- This facility is a variable air volume (VAV) laboratory. A review of the operation of the VAV system was completed in September 2001.
- Beginning March 1, 2004, the SESD laboratory purchased 100 percent green power in the form of renewable energy certificates (RECs). The 3-year contract, procured by the Defense Energy Support Center on behalf of EPA, called for 3 Phases Energy Services to supply 4.15 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of RECs each year for three years. The RECs supported the generation of green power at landfill gas plants in Kentucky and North Carolina.