Justice Center (Detention Facility)

Justice Center Detention

The ultimate in high-occupancy 24/7 operation, the Justice Center-Detention Facility has unique requirements that result in high energy use, including continuous ventilation, a high volume kitchen and a laundry facility, in addition to housing several hundred people. The energy- and water-saving performance contract completed in 2009 has already produced substantial water and electricity savings, and natural gas use will fall during the heating season.  Along with the Courts/Police portion of the Justice Center, the complex received the County’s first ENERGY STAR label in 2010, and earned it again for 2011. This building shares a steam system and underground parking/multiuse area with Courts/Police.

Energy Snapshot

  • Address: 1435 N Courthouse Rd
  • Building Use: Jail
  • Current Size: 410,174 ft²
  • Year Built: 1994

Annual Energy Use Intensity

Site energy intensity is the amount of energy (electricity and natural gas) consumed per square foot of gross building area.

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Annual Electric Usage (kWh) 6,082,560 5,916,960 5,232,960 4,992,480 5,023,440 5,001,120 5,021,280
Annual Natural Gas Usage (therms) 239,533 226,786 227,383 210,263 182,333 192,958 194,642
Site Energy Intensity (BTU/ft²) 122,063 116,882 111,370 104,262 96,187 99,171 99,841
Source Energy Intensity (BTU/ft²) 243,819 235,236 216,419 204,390 196,525 199,224 200,310
Carbon Footprint (metric tons CO2 equivalent) 4,581 4,423 4,054 3,833 3,701 3,746 3,765
EPA ENERGY STAR Rating 71 76 76 75 57

 

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