Greening EPA

Testing and Evaluation Center

Aerial photo of EPA’s Testing and Evaluation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

36,101 gross square feet (GSF)
Personnel: 35

Energy Intensity:
FY 2015: 260,138 Btu per GSF
6.1% reduction from FY 2003 baseline

Water Intensity:
FY 2015: 99.84 gallons per GSF
69.6% reduction from FY 2007 baseline

Cincinnati, Ohio

The center conducts experimental research on new water and hazardous waste treatment technologies for many National Risk Management Research Laboratory divisions.

Sustainable Features

  • By using a nighttime setback mode for its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, the facility cuts its energy demand in half on nights, weekends and holidays.
  • The center reduced the use of single-pass cooling on a water source heat pump, saving an estimated 2.8 million gallons of water per year.

For more information, visit the Testing & Evaluation Center website.