Project Description

Hugo L. Black United States Courthouse
Birmingham, AL

Griffith Engineering conducted an energy audit of this nine story courthouse and annex for a local utility company in order to identify Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs). The ECMs identified include:

▪ Variable primary pumping.

▪ Controls upgrades and retrofits.

▪ ASHRAE Standard 62 upgrades on ventilation.

▪ Boiler improvements.

▪ High efficiency chillers installed.

▪ The building houses:
– 7 large federal courtrooms.
– 1 ceremonial courtroom.
– 4 magistrate courtrooms.

▪ 200,000 square feet.

▪ The audit identified more than $200,000 in annual energy savings.