Testing and Evaluation Center
Total Facility Area: 36,101 gross
square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 35 persons
FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 9,997,247,400 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 276,924
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 9,241,840,572 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 256,000; 7.6 percent reduction from the baseline
FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 11,848,876 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 328.2
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 13,726,829 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 380.2; 15.8 percent increase from the baseline
All energy and water data are reported as of FY 2012.
*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.
EPA's Testing and Evaluation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, conducts experimental research on new water and hazardous waste treatment technologies for many National Risk Management Research Laboratory divisions.
Unique Environmental Features
- The Testing and Evaluation Center reduces its electricity consumption by using a nighttime setback mode for its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, cutting its demand load in half from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays and on weekends and holidays.
- EPA offsets 100 percent of the electricity consumption at the Testing and Evaluation Center with renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased through the Agency's blanket green power contract. Learn more about EPA's blanket green power contracts.
- In March 2009, EPA completed a water management plan for the Testing and Evaluation Center (PDF) (16 pp, 978K, About PDF).
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