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Greening EPA

National Exposure Research Laboratory and Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory

Aerial photo of EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory and Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory in Las Vegas, Nevada.

68,180 gross square feet (GSF)

Energy Intensity:
FY 2019: 145,900 Btu per GSF
42.9% reduction from FY 2003

Water Intensity:
FY 2019: 37.81 gallons per GSF
54.5% increase from FY 2007

Las Vegas, Nevada

EPA occupies space in several buildings on or near the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus for laboratories operated by the Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR). ORD’s National Exposure Research Laboratory evaluates and assesses exposure to environmental hazards and develops methods to monitor and measure such hazards. OAR’s
Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory provides technical support for radiation, indoor air quality and emergency response efforts. The laboratory facilities consist of offices, traditional wet laboratories and specialized space for indoor air laboratories, shops and environmental chambers. In addition, the laboratory operates a fleet of mobile laboratories and monitoring vehicles that are based at an off-campus facility.

Sustainable Features

  • EPA occupies five buildings in the La Plaza Office Complex. By August 2014, all five buildings received LEED® for Existing Buildings (version 2009) certification. Buildings A, B, C and D achieved Silver certification, and Building E achieved Gold. All five buildings have also received ENERGY STAR® certification.

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