Tarrant County Southeast Subcourthouse
Silver - LEED for New Construction (2009) Premier courthouse in Texas to receive LEED certification. Working as the team’s sustainable design expert, Amanda Tullos (GBS) provided design assessment to help this new 56,000 square-foot, three-story courthouse and office building in Arlington become the first LEED-certified courthouse in Texas. High-performance glass, insulated metal panels and roof system, and sunshades helped make the project 32% more efficient than required by the International Energy Conservation Code and 50% more efficient than similar buildings in the county’s portfolio. The project also conserves 42% more water than code requirements. Inspired by its success, this facility set the stage for Tarrant County’s continued pursuit of LEED certifications and positioned the County as a leader in both the public and private sectors.