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Ruth Marlaire
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650.604.4709
ruth.marlaire@nasa.gov
August 18, 2009
 
RELEASE : M09-102AR
 
 
NASA Ames Celebrates Going Green with Sustainability Base
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- News media are invited to a ceremonial groundbreaking and dedication event at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. on Aug. 25, 2009, for what is expected to become the highest-performing building in the federal government.

WHAT: NASA is beginning construction of its most environmentally-friendly building, "Sustainability Base," named in honor of Apollo 11, Tranquility Base and the 40th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the moon. The planned Collaborative Support Facility will be built at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. Construction of the $20.6 million building is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

WHEN: From 1 to 2:30 p.m. PDT on Tuesday Aug. 25, 2009.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The primary program will be conducted in Ames’ main auditorium, N-201. This will be followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking and dedication at the construction site near the corner of Arnold Ave. and Clark Rd. Demonstrations and information booths focused on sustainable technologies will also be located adjacent to the construction site. Light refreshments will be served.

Details: To reach NASA Ames, take Moffett Field exit off U.S. 101 and head east on Moffett Boulevard to the main gate.

For information about NASA Ames’ green technologies, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/greenspace/


For information about NASA programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html


 

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