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Swinerton Builders Silicon Valley: May 31, 2011

NASA's Sustainability Base Generates Buzz for its Eco-Friendly Architecture

The $20-million Silicon Valley office building, expected to be completed by mid-July, incorporates technology used by astronauts and will generate more electricity than it consumes.

The facility, on a formerly empty field, was designed by architectural firm William McDonough + Partners and AECOM and built by construction company Swinerton Inc. About 92% of the waste created during construction was either recycled or disposed in an environmentally friendly way and kept out of landfills. Steel and other materials were sourced from local vendors to help reduce emissions from transporting them.

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