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Digital Press Kit - NASA Ames Sustainability Base
04.19.12
 
aerial photograph of Sustainability Base at NASA's Ames Research Center Click image for multiple resolutions and full caption.
Image: Aerial of Sustainability Base
Image credit: NASA/Eric James

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Image: Sustainability Base
Image credit: NASA/Eric James

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Image credit: NASA/Dominic Hart

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In Sustainability Base, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is used to simulate environmental flows in- and outside the building. Above figure shows a CFD simulation of NASA Ames, where surfaces are colored by Mach number. The new building is in the foreground
Image credit: NASA Ames NAS

The new facility has embedded repurposed NASA technologies, including NASA’s advanced computational fluid dynamic (CFD) tools. Above image shows CFD flows of NASA Ames, where surfaces are colored by pressure. The new building is in the background.
Image credit: NASA Ames NAS

Imagine working in a building designed in harmony with its environment. A building where you can work by natural daylight and breathe fresh air; one designed and constructed to LEED Platinum standards and decorated with materials that are beneficial to your health. And one so smart and intuitive it knows exactly how much energy you’re using – and adapts itself based on weather, season and work patterns.

Out of this world? Not any more.

NASA’s Sustainability Base is unlike any other government building ever created. Using NASA innovations originally engineered for space travel and exploration, the 50,000 square-foot, lunar-shaped Sustainability Base is simultaneously a working office space, a showcase for NASA technology and an evolving exemplar for the future of buildings.

Welcome to NASA’s latest mission on Earth.

Thank you for your interest in the Sustainability Base media day and dedication on April 19-20, 2012, at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. If you are from the media and would like to interview NASA officials, please contact Public Affairs Officer Ruth Marlaire, 650-604-4789.

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