Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (Youngstown, OH)

LEED Certified Version 2.0

Project Team
GSA Contact Pam Wilczynski,
Architect URS Corp., in association with Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Contractor Dick Corporation
Gross Sq. Ft. 49,282
Completion Date September 2002
Cost $16.1 Million

Sustainable Sites

  • 79,000 sq. ft. of formerly paved site is restored and planted with native or adapted vegetation
  • Impervious area on site was reduced 58% after development
  • Located in Youngstown’s Central Business District

Water Efficiency

  • Low-water plants are used on building site
  • No irrigation is provided

Energy & Atmosphere

  • Courthouse was built, and is maintained and functioning as originally intended by commissioning specialists
  • Ozone depletion is achieved through HFC refrigerants in the chiller and water coolers; fire suppression system uses no halon

Materials & Resources

  • Use of structural steel with 90% post-consumer recycled content
  • Over 62% of building materials are manufactured locally
  • Over 72% of project waste was recycled

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Prior to occupancy, new filtration media was used to perform a two-week flush-out
  • Carpeting is certified as a low-emitting material
  • 75% of space is day lighted

Innovation & Design Process

  • Recognized by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for exemplary performance in Innovation & Design for the use of over 60% locally manufactured materials
  • Building was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program to receive technical assistance to hire and utilize a LEED commissioning agent


  • White House Closing the Circle Award, 2003

"A new building is an act of faith in the future, it shows confidence in the future. It's an act of optimism. I'm confident that this will help in Youngstown's rebirth."

- Robert A.M. Stern, senior partner
Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Last Reviewed: 2019-02-26