Green Jail To ‘Blend In’ With Neighboring Structures | Concrete Producer

Front Royal, Va. — The Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren (RSW) Regional Jail is scheduled to be completed in mid-2014 and will serve Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties, with an initial capacity of 375 inmates. The $55.6 million facility will blend in with neighboring architecture without the visible features, such as razor ribbon, observation towers, or high mast lighting that is often associated with a correctional institution.rn
The 175,000 square feet, two-story facility will contain combinations of cell and dormitory housing units and will include support services such as food service, laundry, intake and release, medical services, recreation, education, central storage, visitation, magistrate, administration, and staff services.rnrnThe RSW Regional Jail project is currently LEED® registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and will pursue certification when construction is complete. Notable high performance and sustainable design features include; highly-reflective roof materials to keep the building cool; vacuum-assisted flushing system that will result in a 40 percent reduction in water use; increased insulation, modular chillers, and energy recovery wheels designed to save 20 percent on energy bills.rnrnHoward Shockey & Sons, headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, is the general contractor. Moseley Architects, of Richmond, Virginia, is the architect of record.rnrnSource: CONCRETE PRODUCER Online