Region 4 Office
Total Facility Area: 381,957 rentable square feet (RSF)
Estimated Personnel: 1,162 EPA personnel
Energy Consumption: 23,127,478,955 Btu per year (EPA share)
Btu per RSF per Year: 60,550
Water Consumption: 5,828,795 gallons per year (EPA share)
Gallons per RSF per Year: 15.3
All energy and water data are reported as of FY 2012.
EPA's Region 4 serves Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. The Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center (SNAFC), where EPA's Region 4 Office is located, is one of the largest federal buildings in the country. The EPA Region 4 Office is the building's largest tenant.
- The Region 4 Office of Policy and Management’s (OPM) Employee Infrastructure and Services Section (EISS) Team won a fiscal year (FY) 2009 Pollution Prevention Partner of the Year Award for its waste diversion efforts in FY 2009, including: system furniture enhancements to more than 950 cubicles; space consolidation resulting in the release of 26,000 square feet of space; and the recycling of large amounts of carpet, construction waste metal, cardboard, and office paper. Additionally, in FY 2009, the Region 4 Property Management Team donated or reused property valued in excess of $2 million.
Unique Environmental Features
- The Region 4 Office was awarded the ENERGY STAR® in 2005 with a score of 81, in 2007 with a score of 94, in 2010 with a score 89, and in 2013 with a score of 93.
- EPA offsets 100 percent of the electricity consumption at the Region 4 Office with renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased through the Agency's blanket green power contract. Learn more about EPA's blanket green power contracts.
- SNAFC has incorporated several green activities in pursuit of possible green certification, including de-lamping some areas, installing occupancy sensors for lights, installing recycled-content carpet, using low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint, incorporating green cleaning (via contracts), adding additional bicycle racks, and using recycled glass for landscaping.
- The high-rise building of SNAFC houses a forested courtyard with a stand of approximately 50 maple trees, flowering cherry trees, and various other deciduous species, as well as native drought-resistant vegetation and paths of semi-pervious concrete pavers. Trees help filter pollutants, absorb water, and enhance ground water recharge through root canals. A 2002 United States Department of Agriculture study by the Center for Urban Forest Research found that one medium-sized tree can absorb 2,380 gallons of water per year.
For More Information About This Facility
Gary White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-8960
Phone: (404) 562-8157