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EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to Dedicate New Region 7 Office Headquarters in Lenexa, Kan.

Release Date: 12/03/2012
Contact Information: David Bryan, 913-551-7433,

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(Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 3, 2012) - EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will officially open EPA Region 7’s new headquarters at 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kan., during dedication ceremonies scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

EPA Region 7 began moving its headquarters office to Lenexa in early October. The new lease agreement, negotiated by the General Services Administration, could save an estimated $22.5 million over the next 20 years through reduction in building size and longer lease period. In addition, the new headquarters building has been certified as “Platinum” by the LEED program – the highest certification available. Energy usage at the new building is projected to be 32 percent less than energy usage at Region 7’s previous location, 901 N. 5th St., in Kansas City, Kan.

WHO: Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator; Karl Brooks, EPA Region 7 Administrator; Michael Boehm, Mayor of Lenexa; Jason Klumb, General Services Administration Region 6 Administrator

WHAT: EPA Regional Administrator Lisa Jackson will join invited guests in officially dedicating the new Region 7 headquarters

WHERE: 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219

WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

NOTE TO ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: Personnel covering the event should allow additional time to clear a security checkpoint inside the building.

VISUALS: Tours of several work spaces inside the office, and explanation of various environmentally-friendly LEED Platinum features throughout the building.

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