Napa County Sheriff's Facility
Napa County Sheriff’s Facility
Napa County, CA
The new Napa County Sheriff’s Facility is a model of energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design. The Board of Supervisors voted to approve WLC Architects’ recommendation for about $770,000 in additional energy and green upgrades for the new facility, which is near the Napa County Airport. Added costs include an energy efficient central heating and cooling plant and putting solar panels on roofs. The added costs are expected to pay for themselves in 10 years through reduced energy costs. Supervisors said the Sheriff’s Facility will be a model for other County buildings, including the planned new juvenile hall.
Final design elements included administration and operational areas for the Sheriff, vehicle maintenance, County Coroner, Public Defender, County Morgue, crime analysis, forensic laboratory and a small custody holding facility. A shared Community Meeting Facility, accessible from the main public entrance, became an important civic space.