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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Facility of the Month: Virginia’s Silver

The new Amherst County Adult Detention Center is the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority’s first LEED Silver certified facility

With Virginia’s inmate population expected to grow over the next decade and with its current jails overcrowded, construction of the new Amherst County Adult Detention Center (ACADC) made perfect “cents.”

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Major Project Getting Closer to the Finish Line in Pennsylvania

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — At the time of the contract award, the new State Correctional Institution at Benner Township in Bellefonte, Pa., was the largest correctional facility the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had built in the past 10 years. The 629,573-square-foot, 2,000-bed facility will create nearly 600 jobs in the process.

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New LEED Gold Justice Facility Set to Open in NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The recent trend in construction is to “go green” and now the first LEED Gold justice facility in the Eastern United States is set to open in Wentworth, N.C. Moseley Architects and its Charlotte, N.C., office designed the 175,400-square-foot Judicial Center in Wentworth to meet LEED Gold standards.

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