NASA Sustainability Base to open next month

June 06, 2011

NASA’s Sustainability Base—a roughly 50,000-sf green building at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley—is expected for completion next month. Construction officials from Swinerton Inc. and members of the architectural firm William McDonough and Partners and AECOM recycled approximately 92% of the waste created during construction.

The $20-million building incorporates technology used by astronauts and will generate more electricity than it consumes, meeting LEED platinum standards. Additionally, the building will consume 90% less drinkable water than other buildings of similar size that do not meet LEED standards.

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