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Montgomery, Alabama

photo:  National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL)

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National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL)

Total Facility Area: 71,656 gross square feet (GSF)
Estimated Personnel: 55 persons

FY 2003 Energy Consumption*: 25,864,174,852 Btu per year
FY 2003 Btu per GSF per Year: 505,762
FY 2012 Energy Consumption: 27,303,231,680 Btu per year
FY 2012 Btu per GSF per Year: 381,032; 24.7 percent reduction from the baseline

FY 2007 Water Consumption**: 4,935,437 gallons per year
FY 2007 Gallons per GSF per Year: 90.3
FY 2012 Water Consumption: 3,784,760 gallons per year
FY 2012 Gallons per GSF per Year: 52.8; 41.5 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.

Description

Located on Maxwell Air Force Base, the National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL) in Montgomery, Alabama, provides radiological monitoring data to support rulemaking and radiological emergency response activities. The Environmental Radiation Ambient Monitoring System (ERAMS) is the only nationwide environmental radiation monitoring network in the United States. NAREL also supports Superfund and enforcement activities with laboratory and field measurements and technical assistance for radioactive and hazardous chemical (mixed waste) contaminants. The facility includes a state-of-the-art radioanalytical laboratory and office space.

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Unique Environmental Features

Solar parking lot lighting fixtures at NAREL.

Solar parking lot lighting fixtures at NAREL.


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Water Conservation

Piping in the air handler condensate recovery system at NAREL.

Piping in the air handler condensate recovery system at NAREL.

Archive

View an archive of older environmental information about the NAREL facility.

For More Information About This Facility

Website: www.epa.gov/narel

Michael Clark (clark.michael@epa.gov)
Maxwell AFB - Gunter Annex
540 South Morris Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36115
Fax: (334) 270-3434


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