Located within the award-winning Boott Mill complex, the Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI) offers UMass Lowell students and researchers a state-of-the-art space to conduct their laboratory work. The 10,000 square foot research facility includes a wet lab, microbiology lab, demonstration and analytic lab. The soaring ceiling heights and open floor plan allows for visual oversight of the students and staff — ensuring a high level of safety and security. The microbiology lab includes a traditional hood and flexible snorkel-style ventilation system, compressed air delivery, and gas/electrical service. Data wiring and device compatibility are designed to meet the university’s strict standards. Extensive use of environmentally-conscious products finish the space, including natural rubber flooring and low VOC paint and adhesives. The facility’s design allows students and staff to collaborate with local businesses, community organizations, and government agencies in flexible meeting spaces, while an on-site scientific library helps to further their advances in discovering alternatives to the use of toxic chemicals.