Environmental Services Branch Laboratory
40,516 gross square feet (GSF)
FY 2016: 491,026 Btu per GSF
13.5% reduction from FY 2003 baseline
FY 2016: 87.72 gallons per GSF
8.7% increase from FY 2007 baseline
The laboratory supports regional monitoring and criminal, civil and enforcement activities by performing evaluations and audits of environmental monitoring laboratories and public water supply laboratories.
- The facility’s cooling tower and main auxiliary heating unit are equipped with variable frequency drives that save energy by enhancing operation of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system motors.
- The facility’s landscape system includes nine separate watering zones, efficient nozzles to provide more uniform water distribution and a weather-based irrigation controller with rain and flow sensors to prevent unnecessary watering.