Kansas City, Kansas
Region 7 Office
Total Facility Area: 203,475 rentable square feet (RSF)
Estimated Personnel: 667 EPA personnel
Energy Consumption: 14,186,770,800 Btu per year (EPA share)
Btu per RSF per Year: 69,722
Water Consumption: 4,984,672 gallons per year (EPA share)
Gallons per RSF per Year: 24.5
All energy and water data are reported as of FY 2011.
Planning for a Move
EPA’s Region 7 Office moved into its current building in Kansas City, Kansas, in June 1999. Built on a brownfield site, this building features many award-winning design attributes, including a four-story, light-filled atrium that provides natural lighting for most of the office space. EPA's 10-year lease expired in 2009, and the Agency has extended the lease until it can move into the new building (see "Planning for a Move").
Unique Environmental Features
- The building in which the Region 7 Office is located was awarded the
ENERGY STAR® label in 2008 with a score of 76, in 2010 with a score of 82, and in 2011 with a score of 81.
- EPA offsets 100 percent of the electricity consumption at the Region 7 Office with renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased through the Agency's current blanket green power contract. Learn more about EPA's current and past blanket green power contracts.
- For building materials, recycled content products were used wherever possible. For example, foundation materials containing fly ash (a byproduct of coal combustion) were used throughout construction. In addition, nearly all the interior finish contains recycled or environmentally preferable content. The ceramic tiles, for example, were made from more than 70 percent postindustrial recycled waste glass, while the carpet consists of 25 percent recycled material.
- As part of EPA's Green Rider for the Kansas City Region 7 Office, water is conserved through low-flow faucets, urinals, and toilets. To learn more, please see the Kansas City Regional Office Green Rider.
For More Information About This Facility
Off the Shelf (PDF) (27 pp, 4.7MB, About PDF). This publication provides more information on the Kansas City, Kansas, Headquarters building. Disclaimer: This publication was prepared by various members of the Kansas City EPA Regional Headquarters building team, including EPA staff, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) staff, and the building developer's staff. This is not an official EPA publication. Small changes have been made to the original publication (and have been marked) to reflect more current information. This document also includes references to specific products and companies that assisted EPA and GSA with the project. These references are included to provide additional detail and do not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
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