Greening EPA

Chapel Hill Laboratory

136,786 gross square feet (GSF)
Personnel: 120

Energy Intensity:
FY 2015: 644,703 Btu per GSF
9.7% reduction from FY 2003 baseline

Water Intensity:
FY 2015: 9.10 gallons per GSF
37.7% reduction from FY 2007 baseline

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.

Sustainable Features

  • 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.

For more information, visit the Chapel Hill Laboratory website or the EPA Facility Contact List.