Marshall Case: Lockheed Builds ‘Green’ Advanced Materials R&D Hub

lockheed martinLockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has opened a laboratory complex in Palo Alto, Calif. to perform research and development work on advanced materials for space, missile and satellite systems.

The 82, 000-square-foot building hosts scientists and engineers who will build technology in areas of thermal sciences, nanotechnology, synthesis, three-dimensional printing, nanotechnology and high temperature insulation, Lockheed said Tuesday.

Lockheed’s space systems advanced technology center runs the new advanced materials and thermal sciences laboratories building.

Marshall Case, vice president for infrastructure services at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, said the R&D hub is designed to meet U.S. Green Building Council standards.

The company built the facility to adopt water and energy conservation measures as well as atmospheric and indoor environmental quality strategies.

Case added the green programs aim to save the center up to $1 million in maintenance costs a year and reduce energy costs by more than 60 percent.

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