Atlanta, Georgia - Archive
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Region 4 Office
This page houses older energy and environmental information about EPA's Region 4 Office in Atlanta, Georgia. View the current facility page for the Region 4 Office.
On October 28, 2004, EPA's Region 4 Office, in partnership with DOE and GSA, received a Federal Energy Efficiency/Energy Program Management Award for initiating the re-commissioning effort described below. Analysis of the building's energy use led to ongoing metering and evaluation initiatives, pilot projects for motion sensor installation, occupant-focused energy awareness programs, and building systems re-commissioning.
Unique Environmental Features
- As a result of a major re-commissioning effort initiated in 2003, SNAFC received an ENERGY STAR® building label in April 2005 with a score of 81. The ENERGY STAR label is awarded to buildings whose energy performance rates in the top 25 percent of facilities in a particular sector. EPA, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), initiated the re-commissioning effort, which reduced cooling loads, increased efficiency of the facility's central plant, and reduced energy consumption by 12 percent, when compared to fiscal year (FY) 2003 energy use. Learn more about the ENERGY STAR label for SNAFC.
- In conjunction with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), EPA initiated a pilot project in 2002 on the 15th floor to install and monitor the results of occupancy sensors in all spaces and occupancy-controlled, multi-plug surge outlets in workstations and offices. Using sub-meters EPA had installed in the space, baseline data were compared with energy use data from before and after the occupancy sensors and new surge outlets were installed. The study concluded that if plugload power management was installed throughout this EPA office, a reduction of 122,667 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year would be realized (or 123 kWh per person per year).
- In March 2004, EPA entered into a three-year contract (procured by the Defense Energy Support Center), with 3 Phases Energy Services, to purchase 7 million kWh of green power annually in the form of renewable energy certificates (RECs). This contract supports the generation of renewable energy from landfill gas plants in Kentucky and North Carolina.