Q&A: Trends in Green Design

By Lindsey Coulter
Today’s commercial market offers a wide variety of green and sustainable products with the demonstrated ability to help facilities of all types save money, energy and maintenance. These environmentally friendly systems, materials and initiatives have long since become a staple in correctional and justice projects, from new construction to renovation and expansion. While many justice and correctional facilities have embraced a variety of green technologies, some once heralded as significant energy- and resource-saving breakthroughs are already falling to the wayside.

Wake County Correctional Facilities Go Green

The Wake County Detention Center expansion project and new Justice Center in Raleigh have both achieved LEED Silver status.