Edison, New Jersey - Archive
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Region 2 Laboratory
This page houses older environmental information about EPA's Region 2 Laboratory in Edison, New Jersey. View the laboratory's current facility page.
- In fiscal year (FY) 2007, the Region 2 Laboratory deactivated several fume hoods and lowered boiler hot water temperatures, resulting in year-end energy savings of 9.8 percent compared to FY 2006.
- In August 2005, EPA renewed its commitment to supporting green power by entering into a three-year contract with Select Energy (procured by the Defense Energy Support Center ) to purchase 6 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power annually for the Region 2 Laboratory in the form of renewable energy certificates (RECs). This contract supported the generation of renewable energy from wind farms in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming, and offset 100 percent of the electricity consumption at EPA’s Region 2 Laboratory.
- Beginning in September 2003, the Region 2 Laboratory began receiving approximately 4.5 million kWh per year of green power from biomass and landfill gas. The contract, with Pepco Energy Services , ran through August 2005.
- The Region 2 Laboratory reduced its water intensity by 23.58 percent in FY 2007 compared to FY 2006, saving 1.6 million gallons of water and avoiding $14,917 in water costs. Efficient irrigation and sustainable landscaping are key ways the laboratory has conserved water; in fact, irrigation water use has been largely eliminated at the facility. Irrigated turf accounts for only 0.1 percent of the facility’s grounds.
- All of the facility's chlorofluorocarbons were replaced by 1998.