GRW led the design team for the Federal Bureau of Prisons' first LEED Gold United States Penitentiary (USP). This men's high-security USP and minimum-security Federal Prison Camp (FPC) is located in Yazoo City, MS.
More than 20 buildings were involved in the design-build delivery of the men’s high-security USP and minimum-security Federal Prison Camp (FPC).
A few examples of the energy saving results achieved at USP Yazoo City include:
• Waste Reduction – More than 91% of the construction waste, including scrap wood, concrete, cardboard, plastic, etc., totaling more than 15 million pounds of construction waste, was diverted from landfills into recycling programs.
• Regional Materials – More than 31% of building materials were extracted or harvested and manufactured with 500 miles of the project site, reducing transportation costs and improving regional economic conditions.
• Water Reduction – The prison’s low-flow and low gallon-per-flush fixtures, as well as its laundry water recycling system, is estimated to save more than 58% of water usage of a conventionally designed facility.
• Energy Reduction – The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) requires that all federal buildings be designed to beat energy codes by more than 30%; USP Yazoo beats the code by 32%, resulting in annual estimated utility cost savings of $250,000.
Read more about the FBOP’s first LEED Silver federal correctional facility and prison camp located near Aliceville, AL. GRW also led the design team for the Aliceville FCI, also a design-build project.