Orange County, N.C. Plans Sustainable Jail

ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — Orange County recently selected Moseley Architects of Charlotte, N.C., to design the new Orange County Detention Facility. The new jail aims to improve both energy efficiency and mental health care for inmates.

While design is still in its earliest phases, the new jail will likely include a number of sustainable features and cost approximately $20 million. It will replace the current Orange County Jail, which was originally constructed in 1925.

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Prior Makes Sense of Sustainable Design in Corrections

Beverly Prior, FAIA, LEED AP, is currently the civic and justice practice leader of San Francisco-based HMC+Beverly Prior Architects, which is a leading figure in the national architectural and justice community. Prior has worked on several major correctional/justice projects and holds sustainable design near and dear to her heart.

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Bridging the Gap

Mainstreaming of sustainable design allows $47 million Niagara Falls justice complex to switch tack mid-project for LEED certification.
A new $47 million municipal courthouse and police headquarters in Niagara Fall, N.Y., was awarded LEED certification by the USGBC in December, marking a notable milestone for a secure public facility requiring stringent building standards.

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