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San Bernardino Justice Center – MEP

Encompassing 361,700 square feet on a seven-acre site, the San Bernardino Justice Center will be one of the largest court facilities in California. The client required that the building be highly sustainable, specifically that it earn LEED® Silver certification and be 20 percent more efficient than California's stringent Title 24 standards.

SOM investigated many strategies to achieve these goals. Final system selections include efficient variable air volume (VAV) systems, high-efficiency chillers and pumps, efficient fans, smoke control purging, UPS backup for communication and security systems, a fully digital lighting control system, efficient plumbing fixtures, and bioswales for the treatment of rainwater runoff. The project is on target to achieve a LEED® Gold rating.

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