With an outdated HVAC system, electrical system, and building communications systems, PJKK has undergone a major modernization since its doors opened in 1977. The building now exceeds Federal energy efficiency and performance requirements and is anticipated to receive LEED Silver certification. HLB’s energy efficient lighting design was one of the major renovation components. PJKK meets the Hawaii Model Energy Code and the Hawaii Capital Special District Design Guidelines.
HLB’s scope of work included all interior floors of the Federal Building, along with its associated site and campus lighting. The project was completed in January 2015 and included a renovation of eight courtrooms and magistrate courtrooms as well as twelve federal and magistrate judges’ chambers. The aggressive schedule helped to introduce the building’s modernization efforts in an efficient and expedient manner.