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Chelmsford, Massachusetts

photo:  New England Regional Laboratory

This facility features the following green attributes:
LEED 1.0 Gold LEED 1.0 Gold
Meets Guiding Principles Meets Guiding Principles
green power Green Power
Water Management Plan Water Management Plan

New England Regional Laboratory (NERL)

Total Facility Area: 69,349 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 82 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 21,546,591,830 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 313,958
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 17,787,343,600 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 256,490; 18.3 percent reduction from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 1,166,400 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 16.8
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 870,150 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 12.5; 25.4 percent reduction from the baseline

All energy and water data are reported as of FY 2012.
*FY 2003 is the standard baseline year used by the federal government to measure energy conservation progress.
**FY 2007 is the standard baseline year used by the federal government to measure water conservation progress.


The New England Regional Laboratory (NERL) in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, houses Region 1 and the Office of Environmental Measurement and Evaluation, and conducts chemical and biological laboratory analysis of environmental samples.

Unique Environmental Features

Energy Conservation

Green Power

Green Building

Water Conservation

Stormwater Management


View an archive of older environmental information about NERL.

For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/ne/lab/index.html

Learn more about NERL's green building features and operations, including an environmental management system aimed at reducing the laboratory's environmental impacts while operating with greater efficiency and control, by visiting its Green Building Design Page.

Michael Kenyon, Laboratory Director
Phone: (617) 918-8317

Scott Pellerin, Environmental Compliance Lead
Phone: (617) 918-8678

New England Regional Laboratory
11 Technology Drive
Chelmsford, MA 01863-2431

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