Washington, DC - Federal Triangle - Archive
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EPA's National Headquarters Facilities
This page houses older environmental information about EPA's Headquarters at Federal Triangle in Washington, DC. View EPA's Federal Triangle Headquarters current facility page.
- The William Jefferson Clinton Building South Courtyard project garnered a 2007 Landscape Contractors Association Grand Award for Commercial Landscape Installation for EPA's contractor on the project, John Shorb Landscaping. See the May 2008 issue of Groundwork (PDF) (2 pp, 817 K), a publication of the Landscape Contractors Association, for more information on the award.
- 2007 Appreciation Award Winner
Unique Environmental Features
- In FY 2004, EPA replaced its existing green power contract at Federal Triangle with a new contract for 44 million kilowatt hours (kWh) per year in the form of renewable energy certificates (RECs). The three-year agreement, which began on October 1, 2004, and ran through September 30, 2007, offset 100 percent of annual electricity consumption at the Headquarters facility. This commitment supported the annual generation of 11.2 million kWh of green power from wind farms in Thomas, West Virginia, and Waymart, Pennsylvania, and 33.6 million kWh of green power from landfill gas facilities in Fauquier County, Virginia, and Boyerstown, Pennsylvania. The Federal Triangle offices began purchasing RECs in October 2003.
Waste Reduction and Recycling
- Between August 2003 and May 2004, EPA successfully instituted a new recycling program at its Headquarters facilities at Federal Triangle and other EPA Headquarters facilities throughout the DC metropolitan area. The goals of the program are to standardize recycling procedures at the numerous Headquarters locations, increase employee participation, and increase EPA's recycling rate. The revised program focuses on mixed office paper, newspaper, cans, plastic and glass bottles, corrugated cardboard, and toner cartridges.