October 23, 2010

Spaceport America – Runway Dedication

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Video courtesy Virgin Galactic/YouTube

The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) yesterday dedicated the nearly two-mile long “Governor Bill Richardson Spaceway” at Spaceport America. See the full press release here.

PHA Consult, working in partnership with URS Corp are the sustainable MEP engineers behind the Terminal Hangar Facility at Spaceport Armerica. Designed by Foster + Partners, THF will be the home of Virgin Galactic.

Key features of the environmental-friendly design include earth-tube tempered air supply, a glycol solar collector array for space heating and domestic hot water, low water use fixtures, adiabatic assisted cooling, day-lighting of major public spaces, and sophisticated energy control systems to attain LEED gold-level certification.

July 3, 2010

Terminal Hangar Facility – Construction Update

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Construction progress can now be followed here a “Hard Hat Tour” of the Spaceport site can be viewed here.  PHA Consult, working in partnership with URS Corp are the sustainable MEP engineers behind the Terminal Hangar Facility at Spaceport Armerica. Designed by Foster + Partners, THF will be the home of Virgin Galactic.

Key features of the environmental-friendly design include earth-tube tempered air supply, a glycol solar collector array for space heating and domestic hot water, low water use fixtures, adiabatic assisted cooling, day-lighting of major public spaces, and sophisticated energy control systems to attain LEED gold-level certification.

June 19, 2009

Spaceport America Breaks Ground

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Today construction began at Spaceport America, an innovative exemplar of environmental deisgn in New Mexico, USA.
PHA Consult, working in partnership with URS Corp are the sustainable MEP designers behind the Terminal Hangar Facility at Spaceport Armerica. Designed by Foster + Partners, THF will be the home of Virgin Galactic.

THF Environmental Design

Read the full press release here

BBC News coverage here

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