NASA's Building of the Future: a Model for Tomorrow's Moonbases

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Check out this gorgeous cutting-edge building, which NASA just opened in Moffett Field, CA and won the coveted Platinum LEED certification.

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Ames Research Center director Pete Worden described the Sustainability Center as "the first Moon building on the planet Earth," because of all the insane technology that's been deployed here. A water recycling system, similar to what's on the Space Station, will cut water use by 90 percent. The building uses geothermal wells for heating and cooling, and opening and closing windows to adapt to changing weather conditions. And solar panels and fuel cells power the building and other buildings at Ames. [Mountain View Voice]

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It should be law that every building, domestic, business, urban, suburban, or rural, should be fitted with solar panels by default.