Modernization and renovation of the nine-story Federal Building and five-story U.S. Courthouse includes a comprehensive replacement of the core mechanical, electrical, life-safety, and plumbing infrastructure. Repairs and alterations includes replacement of most of the air-cooling and circulation systems, major upgrades to the electrical power systems and other life-safety capabilities, new ceilings and lighting, extensive renovation of the restrooms and associated plumbing, sealing and re-finishing of deteriorated areas, and reworking of the fire sprinkler systems. Improvements also include accessibility for disabled people to be more efficient and functional. The Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse project reduces energy consumption by 30 percent and is LEED Silver Certified through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).