The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science & Technology Center in Kansas City, Kansas is itself an example of environmental protection. Opened in 2003, this former brownfield site now hosts modern laboratories for environmental testing, research and analysis. The facility was designed to preserve natural resources, provide a healthy work environment and serve as a model for future laboratory development.

The center features a number of green technologies including low-e windows, recycled flooring, carpet and ceiling tiles, and a unique rooftop rainwater recovery system for the building’s cooling towers. Energy-efficient mechanical systems designed by The Clark Enersen Partners feature Automated Logic’s WebCTRL® system to manage a number of subsystems. These include variable air volume (VAV) fume hoods, VAV office ventilation, zoned carbon dioxide sensors, plate and frame heat exchange recovery, and a combination of variable frequency drive and conventional chillers.

“Programming all of these systems would have been very difficult without WebCTRL,” said Ed Brown, president of Control Service Company, the Automated Logic dealer responsible for the building control solution. “But WebCTRL made it easy to program for all levels of the system.”