U. S. Courts Design Guide
Standby power for emergency lighting must be provided by local battery back-up for selected
lighting units in the judge's chambers, reference/conference room, and circulation spaces.
For additional detail on lighting criteria, see Table 5.4.
Connections must be provided at each workstation for data/telephone/intercom, a typewriter, a
personal computer, an individual printer, an adding machine/calculator, a clock, and personal
accessories. Additional outlets must be provided in reception and circulation areas, and for the
shared printer and service unit areas.
Normal. Electrical service serving the judges' chambers suite must be obtained from a local
panelboard (three-phase, four-wire), sized to serve all areas associated with the suite. The
panelboard must serve all normal lighting and general power requirements of the suite areas.
Capacity of the feeder serving the area must accommodate future load growth.
Dedicated. An electrical distribution system with dedicated grounding and independent
breakers serves computer equipment connected to courthouse computer networks and security
Emergency Power Distribution. Security equipment must be connected to the emergency
power supply system.