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Sustainability Base, NASA's new pride

Original post made on Sep 6, 2011

NASA Ames Research Center is putting the finishing touches on a new flagship building that may be the greenest in the federal government, thanks to a bit of technology developed for space flight.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 10:39 AM

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 6, 2011 at 11:15 am

This is BRILLIANT! An excellent application of tax dollars! This is the kind of thing that we, as a nation, should be doing. Give NASA that high-speed rail boondoggle, maybe they can make something out of it.

NASA is worth every penny they get, and more.


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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

NASA gets 0.6% of the federal budget. Projects like this makes me think it's a very good investment.


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Posted by NotSoFast
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 9, 2011 at 9:09 pm

@OldBen & @Martin

While I applaud NASA for using green design for their new building, what the article fails to address is the intended use for the building. The building was selected as the winner of a competition (among NASA Centers) a few years back to renovate through replacement... basically replacing outdated building with new buildings. Cutting to the chase, they replaced an outdated wind-tunnel with a support and administration building. Just a sign of the times that even NASA has such bureaucratic hurdles to get anything done that it is more in need of space for administrative/bureaucratic tasks than space for conducting research. I can't fault the Ames folks for building the new structure, but kind of a sad indictment of the current state of affairs.


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