After decades of developing technology to explore space, NASA is bringing its expertise in self-sustaining systems back to Earth.
The NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Sustainability Base, a research center that will be a net zero energy building.
The project aims to be a proof-of-concept for sustainable design and a number of green technologies developed at NASA.
The building will be powered by ground-source heat pumps from 72 geothermal wells, considered the most efficient way to heat and cool buildings.
There will be solar hot water collectors and a network of sensors … Read more