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Center management checks out a not-so-secret garden in advance of Earth Day

Wildflowers and plants flourish on top of Building 12 during the spring of 2013.
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Wildflowers and plants flourish on top of Building 12 during the spring of 2013.
Up on the rooftop native wildflowers abound! Johnson Space Center Director Dr. Ellen Ochoa, along with JSC Deputy Director Steve Altemus and Joel Walker, director, JSC Center Operations, checked out the greening progress on the roof of JSCís Building 12, one of the centerís revamped buildings.

Building 12ís innovative green roofing system reduces the urban heat island effect, takes less energy to heat and cool the building and meets Leadership in Energy and Environment Design gold certification. The more than 67,000 plants on the roof will eventually cover about 80 percent of the roof area.

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(From left to right) Steve Altemus, Joel Walker and Dr. Ellen Ochoa walk on the roof of Building 12, one of the centerís best examples of a green building techniques.
Celebrate your Earth Day (and the entire month) by learning more about sustaining our home planet and other related topics.


Lynnette Madison
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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