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Greening EPA

Region 7 Office

Photo of EPA’s Region 7 Office in Lenexa, Kansas.

169,585 rentable square feet (RSF)
Personnel: 564

Energy Intensity:
FY 2016: 49,936 Btu per RSF

Water Intensity:
FY 2016: 7.42 gallons per RSF

Lenexa, Kansas

EPA’s Region 7 Office covers Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and nine Tribal Nations. The office moved to a new building in 2012.

Sustainable Features

  • The building received U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED® Gold for New Construction (version 2009) certification in April 2014. The building also received the LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings (version 2009) certification in February 2015.
  • The Region 7 Office building was awarded the ENERGY STAR® in 2014 and in 2016 with a score of 94.
  • An underfloor heating, ventilation and air conditioning system improves energy performance and provides controls at user workstations.
  • Restrooms use water-efficient toilets, non-water-using urinals and energy-efficient hand dryers.
  • More than 50 percent of the site area around the Region 7 Office building has been planted with native or adaptive plant species to reduce the need for irrigation.
  • Multiple low impact development techniques such as vegetated swales, sand filters and a constructed wetland treat and infiltrate 100 percent of the stormwater.
  • The Region 7 Office instituted a green cleaning policy and program in November 2012 that addresses sustainable cleaning procedures and practices, green cleaning equipment procurement, chemical handling and training requirements.
     

For more information, visit the Region 7 website or the EPA Facility Contact List.