Gulf Ecology Division Laboratory
78,006 gross square feet (GSF)
FY 2016: 180,161 Btu per GSF
16.5% reduction from FY 2003 baseline
FY 2016: 58.69 gallons per GSF
31.6% reduction from FY 2007 baseline
Gulf Breeze, Florida
The laboratory is a primary research facility of EPA’s Office of Research and Development National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory.
- EPA has conducted pilot assessments at this facility to identify vulnerabilities and opportunities to improve resiliency to the impacts of extreme weather events.
- EPA developed a checklist of facility resiliency considerations, including severe weather events expected to occur in the region (e.g., hurricanes).
- Landscaping is native, self-sustaining vegetation that does not require landscape irrigation. A grassed swale helps convey stormwater from impervious surfaces to those that can detain or absorb runoff.
- EPA’s Computational and Geospatial Sciences Building #67 received the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Silver for New Construction (version 2.2) certification in April 2009.
- The building uses a rainwater capture and reuse system to supply urinals and dual-flush toilets. Water-efficient high-performance plumbing fixtures were installed throughout the building.
- This building also meets the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings.
For more information, visit the Gulf Ecology Division Laboratory’s website, read Sustainable Facilities at EPA: Computational and Geospatial Sciences Building, Gulf Breeze, Florida or visit the EPA Facility Contact List.