The “greenest” federal building in the country is NASA’s newest 50,000 square foot two-story office building in Mountain View, California.

24th April, 2012 - Posted by Jeffrey S. Weil, MCR.h, SIOR - No Comments

It is so energy-efficient it actual generates more electricity than it consumes, with fuel cells from Bloom Energy, solar panels, a water recovery system, and building controls that can react to subtle changes in sunlight, temperature, wind and occupancy.  It has the LEED Platinum rating, the highest possible, with windows that open, an office floor plan that as the Mercury News 4/20/12 stated, “scrapped private offices in favor of open spaces that encourage teamwork and collaboration.”  The cost was $25 million and eventually will have umbrellas on the patios that will be covered with solar panels with charging stations for smartphones and iPads … for a slideshow of this new building http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/04/20/slideshow-nasa-green-office-building

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