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Swinerton Builders Silicon Valley: October 04, 2011

NASA Sustainability Base Uses State-of-the-Art Technology for Mech. Systems

The NASA Sustainability Base, a two-story, 50,000-sq.ft. office building, named in honor of the Tranquility Base of the Apollo 11 moon landing, is designed to incorporate some of the agency’s most advanced intelligent control technologies originally developed to support NASA’s human and robotic space exploration missions. The structure is using a geothermal system, a roof-mounted photovoltaic system, solar thermal system, and an upgraded version of the water purification system that is currently on the Space Station.

The building is designed to achieve U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum new construction certification and will have zero-net energy consumption and use 90% less potable water than conventionally built buildings of equivalent size.

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