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Swinerton Builders Silicon Valley: October 18, 2009

NASA Embarks on Sustainability Base

Dubbed the NASA Sustainability Base, the 50,000 square foot facility is expected to achieve the highest level of energy and resource efficiency of any building in the federal government. Sustainability Base is expected to achieve a Platinum rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system. The building is designed to consume near-zero net energy and use 90 percent less potable water than conventional buildings of equivalent size.


Construction for the $20.6 million project began in August 2009 and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2011. The Silicon Valley office of Swinerton Builders was selected in a competitive-bid process to build the new Sustainability Base.