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Swinerton Builders Silicon Valley: April 19, 2011

NASA Sustainability Base on the Cutting Edge of Green Building

This spring the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is unveiling the most advanced green building the US Government has ever built. The all-new NASA Sustainability Base is located just south of San Francisco in Moffett Field, California.


The building has been nicknamed NASA’s “latest mission on Earth” and will feature several innovations that were originally created for space travel. One such feature is a forward-osmosis system that treats wastewater from sinks and showers and reuses it for toilets.


"They installed that system on the space station," says Steve Zornetzer, associate center director of NASA Ames Research Center. "Why can't we use that on planet Earth?"


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