Green Courthouse Design Concepts  


This report summarizes courthouse building features and project delivery concepts, advocated by a panel of experts and leaders in sustainable architecture (Green Building design) In so doing, this report addresses a range of environmental issues, impacting the workplace, building construction, the community, and the larger ecosystem. While the panel considered a broad base of environmental concerns that apply to many building types, recommendations were made considering the unique space and functional needs of Federal Courthouses.

The Panel recommendations listed in this report provide a technical foundation for Green Building project design programming and subsequent design phase benefit-cost assessments. In addition to providing a comprehensive listing of possible building features, the report also suggests sample language for GSA design programming directives that may be used to help scope the delivery of professional services necessary to achieve Green Building design.

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