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East County Courthouse

The East County Courthouse replaces the old Gresham facility, which had fallen into disrepair and was determined to be inadequate to function as a public space. 

Gresham, Oregon

LRS Architects

Building Size:

45,000 sf

Project Cost:

$19.6 million




  • ASHRAE Tech Award, 2nd Place in New Institutional Category, ASHRAE Region XI, 2014


High Performance: ​East County Courthouse

The new building, with three above-ground floors and a basement, serves as an annex for the County courts, and also hosts a data center. The new courthouse achieved LEED Gold certification and uses electricity only, making it a net-zero-energy candidate. Design solutions for the new courthouse include ground well water for the 228 kW data center cooling, heat recovery chillers to heat and cool the building, air systems designed to minimize fan power and reheat, high performance building envelope, rainwater harvesting to reduce city water consumption, and energy efficient lighting systems.

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