Region 10 Laboratory
Total Facility Area: 68,222 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 75 persons
FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 21,895,316,772 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 339,668
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 20,741,006,276 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 304,022; 10.5 percent reduction from the baseline
FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 647,663 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 9.5
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 759,392 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 11.1; 17.3 percent increase 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 10 Laboratory provides physical, chemical, biological and microbiological analyses of air, soil, sediments, water tissue, and unknown chemicals. It measures contaminants and pollution effects in a variety of media in support of criminal enforcement, civil enforcement, site assessment, remedial investigation, ecosystem monitoring and public health initiatives. It also serves as a technical reference laboratory with the capability of providing consultation and interpretation of data in areas such as organic and inorganic chemistry, metals chemistry, and environmental microbiology. Construction of a new wing was completed in May 2003.
Unique Environmental Features
- In June 2011, EPA completed a project to replace the Region 10 Laboratory's constant-volume fume hood systems with variable air volume (VAV), high-performance fume hoods. By the end of FY 2010, no constant-volume systems were in use, and 50 percent had been replaced with VAV high-performance models. The remaining 50 percent were replaced in early 2011.
- EPA offsets 100 percent of the electricity consumption at the Region 10 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 facility's wet laboratoryone of the facility's multiple laboratory buildingswas the first commercial, solar-powered net metering project in the Northwest. Under net metering, any excess electricity produced by the laboratory's four photovoltaic panels is used to reduce the flow of power from the local utility power grid, slowing the spin of the electric meter, and offsetting the laboratory's energy costs. In FY 2008, the panels underwent a renovation, and the system was brought back online in November 2008. In FY 2012, the panels generated 2,194 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity.
- In March 2013, the Region 10 Laboratory revised its water management plan (PDF) (12 pp, 1.2MB, About PDF).
For More Information About This Facility
Stephanie Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7411 Beach Drive East
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 871-8739