Cincinnati, Ohio - Archive
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Testing and Evaluation Center
This page houses older environmental information about EPA's Testing and Evaluation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. View the laboratory's current facility page.
- In late fiscal year (FY) 2008, EPA finalized a contract for 17 million kilowatt hours (kWh) worth of renewable energy certificates (RECs), or "green tags," to offset electricity consumption at the Agency’s facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, including the Testing and Evaluation Center. This purchase partially offset these facilities' electricity consumption in FY 2008, offset 100 percent of their electricity consumption in FY 2009, and partially offset their electricity consumption in FY 2010. (The remainder was offset through the Agency's blanket contracts.) Procured through the Defense Energy Support Center, this contract supported wind power generation in Texas.
- September 2007 marked the final month of a green power contract that had offset electricity consumption at EPA’s Cincinnati, Ohio, laboratories for the past six years. EPA then arranged for a 90-day extension of its Cincinnati green power contract to offset the electricity consumption of the entire Cincinnati campus through the first quarter of FY 2008. Through this contract, which began in October 2007, EPA purchased 4.2 million kilowatt hours of wind power, or three months of estimated annual electricity consumption at the Agency’s Cincinnati laboratories.