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One small step for man, one giant leap for green building

September 09, 2010
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HOUSTON, TX — With the prestigious "green" certification to the renovated JSC Public Affairs Office Building originally built in 1964, Johnson Space Center is now the home to two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-Gold certified buildings, according to a press release.
The 17,644 square feet space has undergone a "green" renovation which enabled it to achieve the LEED-Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the release noted.
The LEED-Gold distinction highlights excellence in carbon emissions reduction, water efficiency, energy savings, sustainable materials selection and indoor air quality, the release stated.
According to the release, the three-storey office building is built to support NASA''s building refurbishment program: Many sustainable systems and products have gone into the refurbishment scheme in an attempt to cut energy and water consumption, apart from reducing energy and operation expenses.
JSC Center Operations Director Joel Walker has stated that they are striving to attain LEED recognition for other projects by reducing the impact of JSC on the environment, along with providing the highest quality workplace.
Click here to read the complete release.
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