Seattle Justice Center Courthouse Features
Access & Convenience | Environmental Performance & Sustainability | Security
Access & Convenience
Moving into to the Seattle Justice Center has allowed the Court to provide many new amenities desirable in a modern day courthouse including: attorney client interview booths in the prisoner holding areas and on courtroom floors, a quick payment window near the front entrance to avoid security screening, a large customer lobby with seating, a community resource center, a children's waiting room for children of defendants and witnesses, attorney workrooms for both defense and prosecution attorneys, jury deliberation rooms, and an interpreter waiting room.
Environmental Performance & Sustainability
The Seattle Justice Center building project has applied for a Silver rating using the LEED Green Building Rating System, developed by the US Green Building Council . The building design incorporates a number of energy and resource efficient features including: a thermal buffer wall on the facade of the building used to heat and cool the building, recycled materials that were used in the construction of the building, a rainwater retention storage tank to reuse runoff, motion sensors to control lighting in offices, and a roof planted with vegetation to improve insulation, reduce rainwater runoff and pollution.
The Municipal Court of Seattle strives to create a secure environment for all court visitors and staff within the Seattle Justice Center. Security features in place at the Justice Center include: security and weapons screening, closed circuit cameras to monitor the lobby and courtrooms, key card controlled building access to employee only areas, a duress alarm system, a dedicated prisoner elevator, and prisoner holding cells on courtroom floors.
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