Tacoma / Olympia ASCE Lunch Meeting Topic: Coyote Ridge Corrections Center - LEED Gold Certification
When: Tuesday September 11, 2012, social 11:30, Lunch noon, program will begin at about 12:30 Due to a scheduling conflict the meeting will be at a new location:
Where: BEST WESTERN PLUS Tacoma Dome Hotel, 2611 East E Street, Tacoma, WA 98421, (Sonic Meeting Room)
RSVP: please Register and pay via the website Information about the presentation follows:
The $230 million dollar Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) expansion is a state-of-the-art, 2,048 bed prison. Located in Connell, Washington, the prison has 570,573 square feet of inmate-housing and support space designed to minimize operating costs while maintaining security and maximizing the opportunity for offender rehabilitation.
The prison represents a new concept in incarceration to reduce construction and operating costs and the environmental footprint. From the outside, CRCC is a typical medium-security prison. However four of the housing units are an innovative “hybrid” design, allowing more freedom of movement to inmates who behave well, but cannot qualify for housing in lower cost minimum-security facilities. The hybrid interior is finished with metal studs and sheetrock; saving $3 million per unit compared to a conventional medium unit. These buildings require fewer custody officers; saving $700,000 per year.
Support buildings include a medical facility, a state-of-the-art electronic control center that can see and control any part of the prison, a food preparation and serving area, a full-campus five megawatt backup power system, a visitor center, exercise and classroom facilities, an administrative office complex, and maintenance and warehouse facilities. The CRCC project submitted for a single LEED certification for the entire facility. The US Green Building Council awarded CRCC the first LEED Gold Certification for a prison campus. The facility also received rebate checks totaling $418,000 for the energy efficient ventilation and boiler systems and the refrigeration and heat reclamation systems. Data indicates that the energy and water consumption of the newer facility is significantly lower in comparison to a comparable older Eastern Washington prison. This comparison is provided in the presentation