Chapter 7: Jury Facilities
Grand Jury Suite
The acoustic privacy requirement for the hearing room in the grand jury suite is
Plumbing noise from toilet rooms must be isolated from the main space in all jury
For specific acoustic criteria, please see Table 7.3.
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
System Description and Control
Trial jury suites must be served from the same system as the associated courtrooms. A
separate thermostat for each trial jury suite is required.
Air distribution systems in jury facilities must provide separate temperature control
and a high degree of acoustical isolation, particularly in the grand jury and trial jury
rooms. Return air from the rooms must be ducted directly back to the exhaust air riser.
Air ducts serving the trial jury and grand jury suites must be lined with two inches (50
mm) of acoustical absorption for a length of at least 12 feet (3700 mm) from the
diffuser or return air intake.
Temperature, Ventilation, Air Changes, and Humidity
See Table 7.4 for specific criteria.