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EA-1837: Final Environmental Assessment

Performance Verification Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is proposing to construct and operate a Performance Verification Laboratory (PVL) facility to be located on the Morgantown NETL site in West Virginia. NETL would demolish Building 20, relocate the weather tower and rain gauge, and design, construct, and make operational a new 30,000 ft2 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified facility. The PVL would build upon the capabilities of NETL’s existing Appliance Technology Evaluation Center (ATEC). The new facility would house appliance testing rooms/chambers, storage area, warehouse area, staging area, offices, restrooms, and kitchen space. The PVL would be capable of conducting energy performance verification and enforcement testing on a broad range of DOE-regulated and ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances and equipment.