Region 10 Laboratory
68,222 gross square feet (GSF)
FY 2016: 271,326 Btu per GSF
20.1% reduction from FY 2003 baseline
FY 2016: 8.05 gallons per GSF
15.2% reduction from FY 2007 baseline
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.
- The laboratory replaced its constant-volume fume hood systems with variable air volume, high-performance fume hoods.
- The facility’s wet laboratory was the first commercial, solar-powered net metering project in the Northwest. Any excess electricity produced by the laboratory’s four photovoltaic panels is used to reduce the amount of power needed from the local utility power grid, which slows the spin of the electric meter and offsets the laboratory’s energy costs.