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Green Building objectives (along with certification processes like LEED) can be beneficial to both the environment and to the individual court when they are applied to a courtroom renovation project. Sustainable building practices relating to a courthouse may fall into several general categories,...

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Justice in the Dark: Improving Courtroom Lighting

Visibility in the courtroom is vital for all participants and spectators. Low courtroom lighting can cause visibility problems and overly bright lighting (or the wrong types of lights) can cause glare. The ability to clearly see the body language...

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Well-performing courtroom heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (courtroom HVAC) systems are essential to provide controlled temperature and humidity levels for the comfort of all proceeding participants, as well as to perform the critical life safety function of smoke purge in case of fire....

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External noise during court proceedings is a problem in many courtrooms. These noise issues are not simply an annoyance but can be highly distracting to the proceedings and detrimental to the judicial process.

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In a previous blog on courtroom sightlines, we discussed the issue of good visibility in the courtroom. In this post we focus on another of our five senses – the ability to hear in the courtroom. The ability of all participants in a trial to clearly hear the proceedings is a necessity.

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