Chapel Hill Laboratory
136,786 rentable square feet (RSF)
FY 2020: 689,728 Btu per RSF
FY 2020: 5.89 gallons per RSF
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
EPA's Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) at the Chapel Hill Laboratory conducts toxicological, clinical, ecological, epidemiological and citizen science studies to assess the impact of environmental exposures to chemicals and other stressors on healthy individuals, populations and ecosystems, emphasizing people and ecosystems most susceptible to the adverse effects of such exposures.
- EPA hired a resource efficiency manager to identify short-term energy conservation measures at the facility, including repairing steam leaks, modifying controls and upgrading the building envelope. These identified measures could reduce the facility’s energy consumption by 5 percent compared to previous years.
- The facility is undertaking an infrastructure replacement project that would rebuild the facility’s air handling units.
- Porous asphalt parking spaces were installed in the guest parking lot.