The finishing touches of the Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility begin to take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inside the green facility is window glazing and framing from the iconic firing rooms of Kennedy's Launch Control Center (LCC). The windows are set at the same orientation and angle as they were in the LCC, looking out toward Launch Complex 39. The facility also features sustainable flooring made of polished concrete and laminated bamboo, as well as a high-efficiency roof and walls. This is the facility's two-story administrative building, which will house managers, mechanics and technicians who fuel spacecraft at Kennedy. Next door is a single-story shop that will be used to store cryogenic fuel transfer equipment.
The facility is striving to qualify for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, which is the highest of LEED ratings. The facility, set to be complete in December 2010, was designed for NASA by Jones Edmunds and Associates. H. W. Davis Construction is the construction contractor. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin