Correctional Facility HVAC
“Ordinary”, or anything that even approaches “standard” or “the usual” is nowhere close to meeting the many design standards in a corrections environment. Security is the top design priority for every aspect of a corrections facility. Keeping everyone safe – whether facility staff member, inmate, outside maintenance personnel, or visitor — dictates how the facility is designed and built. Nothing is too small to be overlooked. Any weakness represents dangerous opportunity for residents who attempt to exploit it. Equipment maintenance takes much longer inside a secure perimeter in a corrections facility. Tool control plus check-in/check-out procedures can double or triple the time (and cost) required for maintenance and repairs.
An effective correctional facility HVAC system must operate reliably to help keep a potentially hostile population “cool,” with design and construction that does not offer inmates physical access to the various components. Reliability is, of course, a major goal, but not just to keep the users in a good mood. While inmates may be sentenced to five or 10 years, many of the operations staff serve longer terms. A hot, stuffy environment can add to staff and inmate anxiety. Anxious or angry inmates are more difficult to control. With the difficulty in today’s labor market of finding and retaining qualified staff, a reliable HVAC system can be an instrumental tool in retaining staff.
Whether you’re embarking on an entirely new project or trying to improve the performance of an aging facility, start with AAA Energy Service Co. We incorporate the issues unique to your facility into our service delivery process. With us, you’ll gain the advantage of more than 60 years of leadership in building systems and building services. We can put our solutions to work for you – helping you cut costs, making your facility more comfortable, and improving your ability to manage and maintain building systems. AAA Energy Service Co. brings powerful advantages to your correctional facility.
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