GSA Celebrates NOAA Facility Opening
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Posted June 11, 2007
GSA celebrated the official opening of the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operation facility in Suitland, Maryland on June 11, 2007.
The new 208,000 square foot National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service facility supports revitalization of the Prince Georges County area of Maryland. It is a partnership project between GSA and NOAA.
GSA’s Design Excellence Program and the U.S. Green Building Council designed the new workspace for 650 employees. A 146,000 square foot green roof should assist the project in attaining the highly regarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Rating for environmentally friendly design.
This critical 24/7 operations facility will:
Support over $50 million of high technology equipment that controls over $4.7 billion of environmental satellites;
Access environmental data used to develop weather and climate products; and
Support other information used daily by industry and citizens across the nation.