Branch & Associates, Inc. announced the Rockingham County Judicial Center located in Reidsville, N.C., received USGBC LEED Building rating system reaching the Gold level (LEED-NC v.2.2) of certification in environmental sustainability. This rating is second only to the highest Platinum LEED certification. LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
The 98,000 square foot facility designed by Moseley Architects and built by contractor Branch & Associates, Inc., includes jail space totaling 52,500 square feet and houses beds to accommodate 222 inmates (300 core). Additionally, the Law Enforcement Center expands across 21,000 square feet of the building and is designed to accommodate 359 employees. The Rockingham facility is the first judicial center in North Carolina to seek certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Building rating system. BD+C