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NASA’s Johnson Space Center receives second gold certification

While making efforts to go green, increasing energy efficiency and environmental friendliness, NASA Johnson Space Center recently received high recognition when U.S. Green Building Council awarded the center its second gold certification.

The JSC Public Affairs Office building received accolade on Aug. 19 for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold distinction.

This award highlights excellence in carbon emissions reduction, water efficiency, energy savings, sustainable materials selection and indoor air quality.

Originally constructed in 1964, the center refurbished the 17,644 square foot building in 2008. It is the second building at JSC to receive the LEED Gold Certification.

JSC Center Operations Director Joel Walker said, “We are extremely proud of the record of green building we are establishing at JSC.”

"But we are not satisfied. We have several more projects in the works and our goal is to meet the highest standards provided by the Green Building Council,” Walker added.

JSC is the home of Mission Control, the NASA Astronaut Corps and management of the Space Shuttle Program, and International Space Station Program with leading expertise in space medicine, life sciences research, spacecraft engineering, astromaterials research and robotics.

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