Reporters Invited to Tour NASA’s New Ultragreen Building Apr 19-20


Reporters Invited to Tour NASA’s New Ultragreen Building Apr 19-20

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA’s newest building also is one of a nation’s greenest. News media are invited to debate a facility, called Sustainability Base, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT on Thursday, Apr 19, 2012, during a agency’s Ames Research Center during Moffett Field, Calif. Reporters also are invited to a loyalty and badge slicing rite from 10 to 11 a.m. a following day.

Sustainability Base is a rarely intelligent and discerning trickery designed to expect and conflict to changes in sunlight, temperature, breeze and occupancy. The building can optimize a opening automatically, in genuine time, in response to inner and outmost changes. It is designed to achieve, and is currently underneath care for, a U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status, that is a top LEED rating.

Participants in a rite include:
— Director of a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy John Holdren (prerecorded message)
— U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, Calif.
— U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Calif.
— NASA Associate Administrator for Mission Support Woodrow Whitlow (representing Administrator Charles Bolden)
— Ames Center Director Pete Worden
— Ames Associate Center Director for Research Steven Zornetzer
— Architect William McDonough

Media meddlesome in attending a events should hit Ruth Marlaire during 650-604-4789 or by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr 18.

Meeting a White House plea to lead by example, NASA has repurposed a technologies and incorporated them into a new building. Sustainability Base facilities a Bloom Energy Box, for example, that uses fuel dungeon record in a purify electrical-chemical routine to furnish electricity. The trickery also has a H2O liberation system, subsequent from one creatively designed for a International Space Station, that reduces nonessential expenditure of beverage water.

Video highlights of a facility’s construction, record and systems will atmosphere on NASA Television’s Video File commencement during 6 a.m. PDT, Friday, Apr 20. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

For a digital press pack of Sustainability Base, visit:

For some-more information about Sustainability Base, visit:

For some-more information about Ames’ immature technologies, visit:

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