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Swinerton Builders Silicon Valley: August 22, 2011

Sustainability Base Named One Of The Most Exciting Green Building Projects On The Horizon

NASA's Sustainability Base, part of the Ames Research Center in Moffett, Calif., might just be the federal government's most sustainable building when it is completed this summer. The $20.6 million, steel frame exoskeleton-equipped structure will have intelligent controls that predict and prepare for the next day's weather (and that can prepare the temperature of a conference room for, say, a meeting scheduled at 10 AM), a 6,000-gallon underground tank that collects rainwater for irrigation, solar panels, a Bloom Box fuel cell device, a geothermal system, and a water purifying system developed for the International Space Station, among other futuristic features. The building is aiming for LEED Platinum status.
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