The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is making changes to its bathroom fixtures and making them more energy efficient to improve air quality.
In a blog post, the EPA says it will be testing the bathrooms for air quality, water quality, and microbial activity.
The agency says it plans to release a report on the test results next month.
The testing is part of an EPA effort to make its bathrooms more energy-efficient.
EPA officials say the bathroom fixtures have been tested to determine whether they are compatible with current building codes and that these tests will help to inform new construction regulations.
The EPA has been working on making the bathrooms more efficient and energy-saving.
The goal is to make sure that when people come into the facility, they are getting the same amount of service and care.
“We need to make them as efficient as possible, so they can provide a cleaner environment, and then when people want to leave the facility they can leave the restroom with the freshest, cleanest environment,” EPA Assistant Administrator Gina Hahn said in a conference call with reporters.
“That’s why we’re testing the facilities to make it as energy efficient as we can, to make the environment as efficient and as clean as possible.”
The EPA says that in the past, the bathrooms have typically had air conditioning and heat pumps.
But, in 2017, the agency decided to phase out these devices, which are now standard.
The new bathrooms will be installed in the bathrooms of all public buildings.
This is part for the convenience of people who don’t have a restroom, but also because it will make the facilities cleaner, according to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
The agency says that as part of this program, it will provide free, public tours to public buildings to educate the public about how the restrooms work.
The tours will also include an in-depth discussion with individuals who are new to bathrooms and how to get started.
The bathrooms in this particular building will be the first to be installed, and there are plans to install more bathrooms.
EPA says these bathrooms are expected to be in service by 2022.