The fruitful product of Orange County’s Measure M, Orange Coast College’s (OCC) Recycling Center has recently been completed—and it’s beautiful! KNA is so pleased to be a part of this “green” project. The Center will handle the college’s and the surrounding communities’ recycled material, serving up to 300 residents everyday.
The Center is earmarked for LEED certification, and embodies the long-standing culture of sustainability so important to the campus and the greater Costa Mesa community. OCC is dedicated to supporting a clean environment. This high-performance and highly visible project is on track for multiple sustainable certifications, including Zero Net Energy. Students will operate the Center, thus providing jobs, scholarships and leadership training in addition to funding support for other student services. Dougherty Architects, the project’s designer, collaborated with students, college and district representatives during the strategic master planning and programming through design and construction. The new building replaces the previous undersized facility.
Structural systems include:
• Concrete masonry unit and steel construction to meet deadlines and budget requirements.
• Recycled materials used for sustainable design.
• Roofs designed to support solar panel photovoltaic arrays.
KNA services provided:
• Preliminary Design
• Structural Analysis
• Construction Documents
• Equipment Support and Anchorage
• Sustainable Design / LEED
• Plan Approvals
• Quality Assurance Review
• Construction Administration
Location: Orange Coast College Recycling Center, Costa Mesa
Owner: Coast Community College District
Architect: Dougherty Architects
Square Feet: 5,505
Recognition: LEED Registered, and on track for Zero Net Energy
KNA Project Manager: Kevin Westervelt, S.E.
Photos by Nils Timm
It’s Payback Time
The Center will pay back current value of 5 cents per each container under 24 oz. and 10 cents per 24 oz. container or larger of liquid or ready-to-drink products in aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal containers that have the “California Redemption Value” or “CRV” message The site will buy back only “California Redemption Value” (CRV) beverage containers.
Remember: ALL CAPS MUST BE REMOVED FROM PLASTIC BOTTLES PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE CENTER. Donation for the following materials are accepted:
• Aluminum and steel cans
• Plastic bottles with codes # 1, 2 or 4 on the bottom
• Glass food and beverage containers
• Scrap metal, old appliances
• All kinds of paper, office paper, computer print-out paper, newspaper, magazines, phone books, books, junk mail, cardboard, shopping bags
• Reusable clothing
OCC is located between Harbor Blvd. and Fairview Road. Hours of operation are:
Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Donation Only)