The Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility in the Launch Complex 39 area of Kennedy Space Center in Florida is one of NASA’s most environmentally friendly facilities. Propellants North, as it is called, consists of two buildings — a single-story, 1,800-square-foot shop used to store cryogenic fuel transfer equipment and a two-story, 9,540-square-foot administrative building that houses managers, mechanics and technicians who fuel spacecraft. The facility reached for the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Platinum status, which is the highest LEED rating. USGBC awards LEED credits toward the rating based on the project’s design and implementation.
|Project:||Propellants North Administrative Maintenance Facility|
|Project Size:||11,340 square feet|
An 18,500-square-foot Electrical Maintenance Facility (EMF) will provide new and renovated space for maintenance shops, offices, equipment and material storage in support of the electrical maintenance functions at Kennedy. The EMF received Gold certification under the LEED certification system.
|Project:||Electrical Maintenance Facility|
|Project Size:||18,500 square feet|
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