Location: Soil Management Research
Title: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the USDA-ARS "Soils" Lab in Morris, Minnesota Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 16, 2010
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The Soils Lab in Morris adopted energy goals originally set forth by Executive Order 13423, which in short, called for a 30% reduction in energy use in federal facilities by 2015 and a 16% reduction in water use in the same time frame. Executive Order 13514 "Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance," signed by President Obama on October 5, 2009, re-affirms and expands these challenging goals. Economic and environmental impacts of energy-saving measures currently implemented and those planned for the Morris location will be discussed.