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Grosse Ile, Michigan

Photo of the Large Lakes and Rivers Research Building

This facility features the following green attributes:

Meets Guiding Principles Meets Guiding Principles
green power Green Power
Water Management Plan Water Management Plan
Native Landscaping Native Landscaping

Large Lakes Research Station

Total Facility Area: 32,477 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 45 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 9,586,829,376 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 295,188
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 5,290,959,600 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 162,914; 44.8 percent reduction from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 458,000 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 14.1
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 105,000 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 3.2; 77.1 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.

Description

The Large Lakes Research Station in Grosse Ile, Michigan, is part of EPA's Mid-Continent Ecology Division (MED) in Duluth, Minnesota, and operates under the Office of Research and Development (ORD). The laboratory consists of several buildings on the former Grosse Ile Naval Air Station that were repurposed to serve EPA's research needs. The mission of the Large Lakes Research Station is to develop methods to predict and assess the effects of pollutants and polluting activities on freshwater ecological resources.

Unique Environmental Features

Federal High-Performing Sustainable Building

Many of the improvements discussed in the sections that follow were completed as part of the Guiding Principles certification process.

Energy Conservation

Water Conservation

Green Power

Grosse Ile rain barrel

One of the rain barrels at the Large Lakes Research Station.

Stormwater Management

Archive

View an archive of older environmental information about the Large Lakes Research Station.

For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/med/grosseile_site/index.html

John Filkins (filkins.john@epa.gov)
U.S. EPA
Large Lakes Research Station
9311 Groh Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Phone: (734) 692-7600


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