Kennedy Space Center Life Support Facility, Florida, USAWhat is the LEED Certification?
Completed in May 2008, NASA KSC Building M6-490 (or the Life Support Facility) achieved LEED Silver certification in the category of New Construction. Gross floor area of the building is 2060 square meters (or 22,100 square feet). Energy is saved by specially designed heating and cooling systems, as well as photosensors and motion sensors. Because of hot and humid climate conditions, the designers put the main emphasis on humidity control inside the building, low-flow plumbing fixtures and no need of irrigation for the surrounding landscaping. Thanks to such mechanisms, use of potable water is reduced by 30%. The building is owned by National Aeronautics and Space Administration of Federal government. The one-story building is located at Kennedy Space Center and is intended for 45 people. Building materials are made of recycled content.
By Astghik Atabekyan, www.building.am