By the time the NASA Green Building program is completed in 2020, the agency plans to have more than 100 green buildings in place around the world, according to the agency’s budget documents.
The buildings, designed by designers and built by local businesses, are intended to help the agency build on its existing green building program and develop the new technology needed to design sustainable buildings.
The green building initiative has been part of NASA’s efforts to get green buildings to residents of urban areas, as well as the design and construction of space shuttles, a new space station, and a spacecraft that will eventually go into space.
In 2018, the program launched a new program called the Green Building Program in Space to further develop and validate green buildings that are ready for human use.
The Green Building Project will be the centerpiece of the 2018 budget, which NASA has requested $9.6 billion for.
That amount is more than twice the amount that was requested for the 2020 Green Building budget.
The new budget includes $1.4 billion for the Green Build program, $1 billion for a $5.5 billion space shuttle and $1 million for a Space Station that is designed to house astronauts for the duration of their time in space.
The $1 in funding for the Space Station and the $1 for the NASA green building project will come out of NASA and the US Department of Energy’s Space Launch System program, respectively.
While the $5 billion for NASA is a big deal, NASA’s $1 is actually a smaller amount than the $6 billion budget requested for next year’s Space Exploration Technologies Development Act, or STEVAs.
That’s because the Space Act also includes funding for a space station and other space technology development, and the amount for NASA’s Green Building project is roughly $4 billion less than the amount requested for that project.
The agency has also requested a $6.8 billion budget for the next five years, which includes $4.2 billion for STEVA funds, $521 million for the green building and $731 million for Space Station development.
The rest of the money will be used to fund research into how to use green building materials and techniques to create sustainable buildings, NASA said in a statement.
“The $6,400 for the new Space Station, which will launch astronauts in 2022, is just the tip of the iceberg,” says Michael Laidlaw, senior director for green buildings at the Green Construction Association, a non-profit organization that represents green building builders.
“There are other areas that are needed to support the growing green building industry.”
Laidbeg says it will be interesting to see how NASA chooses to spend its money over the next four years.
“We’ll see what the priorities are going forward,” he says.
“It’s important to have a budget that reflects the priorities of the agency, so they can take it in the right direction.
I think they’re going to get it.”