Region 9 Laboratory
45,800 gross square feet (GSF)
FY 2015: 271,240 Btu per GSF
16.6% reduction from FY 2003 baseline
FY 2015: 4.64 gallons per GSF
24.6% increase from FY 2007 baseline
The Region 9 Laboratory consists of an administration/laboratory building with a separate hazardous materials storage building and secured storage for four mobile laboratories. The building is part of the University of California, Berkeley, Field Station and performs chemical and biological analysis and field sampling services.
- As part of a series of mechanical upgrades, EPA installed a natural gas-fired combined heat and power unit for electricity and hot water; replaced an oversized boiler with two small boilers; and made heating, ventilation and air-conditioning controls upgrades.
For more information, read Cogeneration at Work, Region 9 Laboratory, Richmond, California; visit the Region 9 Laboratory website; or visit the EPA Facility Contact List.