Edison, New Jersey
Region 2 Laboratory
Total Facility Area: 277,916 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 462 persons
FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 36,692,879,725 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 128,183
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 37,942,744,006 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 136,526; 6.5 percent increase from the baseline
FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 4,635,356 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 16.5
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 3,902,316 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 14.0; 14.6 percent reduction 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.
The Region 2 Laboratory's total facility area and energy and water data include EPA's onsite Response Engineering and Analytical Contract (REAC) trailer and the Office of Research and Development's Butler facility.
The Edison Complex supports the activities of various EPA organizations, including the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response's Environmental Response Branch, the Office of Research and Development's Release Control Branch, the Regional Environmental Science and Assessment Division, the Regional Enforcement and Compliance Assistance Division's Pesticides and Toxic Substances Programs, and the Regional Emergency and Remedial Response Division's Emergency Preparedness Programs.
- Joe Pernice won a fiscal year (FY) 2010 Sustainable Sites Superstar Award for helping to implement a rainwater capture system in the laboratory's Building 210 boiler room. The system reuses three 1,500-gallon tanks from a former laboratory project to collect rainwater from five downspouts. After filtering, the captured rainwater is supplied as feed water to the laboratory cooling tower, the facility’s largest water consumer in summer, saving an estimated 250,000 gallons of water per year.
- Joe Pernice received an FY 2010 Btu Buster Honorable Mention for helping the laboratory to achieve energy intensity savings of 6.2 percent in FY 2010 compared to FY 2009, due to several construction projects implemented to renovate both administrative and laboratory spaces.
Unique Environmental Features
- EPA offsets 100 percent of the electricity consumption at the Region 2 laboratory with renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased through the Agency's blanket green power contract. Learn more about EPA's blanket green power contracts.
- The Region 2 Laboratory has three solar water-heating systems that are the primary source of hot water in its respective facility areas. All three solar water-heating systems consist of a preheat tank (between 66 and 120 gallons) and various numbers of roof-mounted, single-glazed, liquid evacuated tube collectors. Because the building relies on the electrical systems only for auxiliary water heating when necessary, the solar heaters allow the facility to conserve electricity.
- In April 2006, EPA completed a water conservation assessment and developed a water management plan for the Region 2 Laboratory (PDF) (19 pp, 779K, About PDF).
- In November 2010, EPA completed construction of an additional 60 permeable concrete parking spaces at the Region 2 Laboratory, separate from the experimental parking lot.
For More Information About This Facility
Joseph Pernice (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2890 Woodbridge Ave. (MS-100)
Edison, NJ 08837
Phone: (732) 321-4382