New Riverside Mid-County Civil Courthouse
New Riverside Mid-County Civil Courthouse is a response to overcrowding and lack of options for expansion. The new courthouse will include three stories of judicial space, including nine courtrooms, judicial chambers, court operations, clerk and administrative spaces, and central in-custody holding space.
The building’s siting and orientation were chosen to enhance daylighting and passive design strategies. The mechanical design features efficient and quiet air-based systems. An air-cooled centralized mechanical plant will provide more efficiency and flexibility than ASHRAE baseline package units. The electrical design will be a photovoltaic-ready system, and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are considered for the site. A networked, 75% LED lighting control system with occupancy and daylight sensors will reduce electrical loads. A hot water recirculation system will quickly and efficiently supply hot water to points of use.
Additional sustainable strategies include elimination of turf from landscaping, use of native and adapted vegetation, and no use of potable water for landscape irrigation. This development, which will be delivered through the CM-At Risk method, is targeting LEED Silver Certification. Integral Group is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy modeling for this for this project with architects Perkins + Will.