As of 2004, Sandia/New Mexico personnel occupy a total of approximately 4.66 million gross
square feet (GSF) of buildings. This total excludes storage facilities, leased
buildings, and non-water using structures (e.g. storage containers,
substations). These buildings are a wide mixture of small and large office
buildings, laboratory facilities, and manufacturing facilities.
Buildings account for 42% of the water consumed at Sandia. The water consuming
entities are: Cooling-Towers and
Domestic Use .
See the History for improvements of the Cooling Towers
and Domestic Use to reduce Sandia's overall water consumption.
This recently constructed building at Sandia is a registered
LEED NC building.