Correctional Facilities a Fit for Composting in Santa Cruz

By: Sameea Kamal
The market for composting programs may be improving, according to officials from the composting program at Santa Cruz County’s four correctional facilities.

Ontario Issues RFPs for LEED Silver Courthouse

Ontario officials recently issued a request for proposals from three short-listed design-build consortia to finance, design, build and maintain a new consolidated courthouse in Thunder Bay.

USGBC Launches Initiative to Improve Building Performance

Information Sharing will Facilitate LEED-Certification Performance Data Requirement

LAPD Unveils New Headquarters

The Los Angeles Police Department recently opened its new $437 million headquarters, designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Pipe Down

By Shawn Bush
Correctional facilities look for ways to reduce water usage.

ARRA Spurs $50 Million Orlando Courthouse Modernization

A modernization of Orlando’s federal courthouse, put on hold due to the recession, has resumed after federal authorities released more than $49 million in stimulus funding for the green renovation program.

Nevada DOC Awards $14 Million Energy Services Contract

Department of Corrections officials awarded Noresco an energy services and performance contract designed to improve efficiency and reduce energy costs at four facilities.

Connecticut Prison to Trial Wind Turbines

Wind turbines could begin springing up at state prisons after state lawmakers introduced legislation requiring the Department of Corrections to pilot alternative energy solutions.

Sustainable Savings and Facility Improvements

By Amy Perry
Green Retrofit makes Cents for Virginia DOC

N.Y. Jails Test Sustainable Roofing Solutions

Officials at Onondaga County Correctional Facility are using a routine re-roofing project to test green roofing technology in an effort to reduce county energy use and operating costs.