First U.S. Prison to Earn Gold Located near Spokane
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell, Wash., has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The project applied for and received a unique, campus-wide Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Although the CRCC project includes 21 individual buildings, the project submitted a single certification submission for the entire campus.
Construction on the 2,048-bed medium-custody expansion began in June 2006 and was completed in October 2008 by joint venture partners Hunt Construction Group and Lydig Construction (Hunt/Lydig), and designed by Integrus Architecture, all of Spokane, in association with Rosser International. There are 21 buildings on the new campus including housing units, medical facilities, administrative space and Correctional Industries operations.