Chris Long, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park
When EPA designed the largest research facility in its history,
the Agency recognized that it had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
to model its mission through green development. EPA's new campus
at Research Triangle Park doesn't just provide researchers with
state-of-the art laboratories and offices. It embodies the Agency's
environmental ethic in every aspect of its design, construction,
furnishing and operation.
This session will give an overview of the comprehensive approach
that EPA took in weaving together a fabric of environmental stewardship
- while at the same time providing flexible, high-performance labs
in a dynamic, interactive working environment. The presentation
will describe results - like a 40% reduction in energy use, natural
treatment of stormwater runoff, and recycling of 80% of all construction
waste. The discussion will also cover the process that EPA created
to make this "sustainable campus" come to fruition. Lessons
learned will include successes, as well as challenges encountered
along the way.
Chris Long manages the New EPA Campus
program for the Agency in Research Triangle Park, NC. The $300+
million, ten-year project has encompassed designing, building, equipping
and relocating to a 1.2 million square foot laboratory and office
campus. The complex is headquarters to two EPA National Research
Laboratories, EPA's National Computer Center and the nation's Air
Quality Planning and Standards program. The project has been recognized
throughout the world as a leading example of environmentally-sound
design, construction and operation.
In addition to facilities development, Chris oversees health,
safety and environmental management programs for EPA's facilities
at Research Triangle Park.
Since coming to EPA in 1985, Chris has worked in a variety of
positions supporting the Agency's air pollution, research, waste
and administrative programs. He began his government career as
a Presidential Management Intern with the U. S. Department of Justice.
Chris has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also earned bachelors
degrees in Communication and Psychology.