Montgomery, Alabama - Archive
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National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL)
This page houses older environmental information about EPA's National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL) in Montgomery, Alabama. View the current facility page.
Unique Environmental Features
- In fiscal year (FY) 2007, EPA upgraded the current facility chiller system to a more efficient system with updated controls.
- In October 2008, the laboratory completed retrofits of its faucets to install aerators. The retrofitted faucets flow at 0.5 gallons per minute, saving an estimated 14,000 gallons of water per year compared with the standard faucets.
- In FY 2008, NAREL improved preventive maintenance procedures on its float-operated switches associated with the scrubber units and vacuum pumps, saving an estimated 500,000 gallons of water per year compared with the previous procedures.
- A new central chiller plant was constructed in FY 2007 that is more efficient than the previous one.
- All of the facility's chlorofluorocarbons were replaced by 1998.