Chapel Hill Laboratory
136,786 rentable square feet (RSF)
FY 2019: 696,843 Btu per RSF
FY 2019: 17.75 gallons per RSF
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
EPA’s Environmental Public Health Division (EPHD) at the Chapel Hill Laboratory conducts epidemiological, clinical animal and cellular toxicology research to assess the impact of environmental exposures on human health.
- 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.