The highly stressful work and the constantly varying occupancy typical of courthouses demands the best possible indoor environment. This requires effective and efficient lighting, modern life safety systems, and precise temperature, humidity, and ventilation control. While it is seldom seen, the HVAC system plays a major role in meeting the unique technical requirements of every new courthouse. The high level of finish found in woodwork, art objects, and other critical decorative features requires that both temperature and humidity be accurately controlled for proper preservation.
Because of the high level of occupancy, IAQ is of the utmost importance. This means that a sufficient amount of clean outside air must be supplied to each space at the right temperature and humidity.