In May in San Francisco, William McDonough + Partners’ David Johnson, partner and managing director, will speak at the International Concrete Sustainability Conference. He will talk about NASA Sustainability Base, a LEED Platinum-rated federal facility that embodies that aim of continuous improvement.
As our client says: “This 50,000 square-foot, lunar-shaped building ‘knows’ exactly how much energy each occupant uses and can adapt to weather, season and occupancy. Sustainability Base was awarded LEED platinum certification because it received more than 80 out of 100 points across five major categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, plus additional points for innovation in design and regional priority. NASA’s new, environmentally-friendly building was named in honor of the first humans to walk on the surface of the moon more than 40 years ago. The landing site for the Apollo 11 spacecraft was named Tranquility Base. Sustainability Base is a site where NASA technologies can be repurposed for application on Earth.”