The new courthouse contains 403,397 gross square feet of space and forms an integrated Federal Judiciary facility serving the United States District, Magistrate, and Bankruptcy Courts. The new courthouse was built to meet the expanding needs of the US District Court in the District of Utah previously handled by the Frank E Moss Courthouse – the new courthouse contains 7 district courtrooms, 3 Magistrate Courtrooms, 14 chambers and support offices. The innovative structural design of the Courthouse has resulted in a more earthquake safe building in addition to considerable savings of structural steel material. The GSA has designated the Salt Lake City Courthouse to attain a LEED Gold certification for sustainable and energy efficient design. In addition, by diverting 75% of the projects waste away from landfills, by using low follow plumbing fixtures and using 20% recycled content the courthouse will use 34% less energy than comparable buildings.
E Cube participated in two years of Design Phase on this project adding our input to improve energy efficiency to the design. E Cube had additionally provided the lead in directing the Controls Integration meetings.
For the GSA’s New Courthouse in Salt Lake City – E Cube performed LEED based commissioning (Cx) including both Fundamental EA Prerequisite 1 and Enhanced EA Cr 3 commissioning. The following building systems and system components were included in the commissioning process on this project in addition to on-site warranty review:
- Heating system(s), Cooling system(s)
- HVAC, H&V, and Exhaust Systems
- DDC Control Systems
- Fire Life Safety
- O&M Review
- Seasonal/Post Occupancy Cx