Adaptive Reuse in San Jose, CA at U-Haul at Tully Rd

Histoire du bâtiment

Gulf Oil was once one of the world's largest oil suppliers and even earned the nickname as being one of the "seven sisters of oil companies" for being a major contributor to the entire world's supply in 1985. William Larimer Mellon of the Pittsburgh Mellon banking family was the largest investor in a discovery mission that struck oil in Beaumont, Texas in 1901. Inspired by this unearthing, The Gulf Oil Corporation was formed in 1907 through the conglomeration of a number of oil businesses, principally the J.M. Guffey Petroleum and Gulf Refining companies of Texas. The companies name "Gulf"  actually references the discovery location, which is nearby the Gulf of Mexico.

The original gusher site, on Spindletop Hill, reached a peak production of 100 000 barrels per day before the supply began to decline. The company was then forced to find additional supply channels, so they constructed the 400 mile Glen Pool Pipeline connecting oilfields in Oklahoma with Gulf's refinery at Port Arthur. In 1910, they continued to expand their search for oil and built the world's first ever water drilling operation. In 1913, Gulf became the world's first oil company to enter the consumer gasoline market and open their own drive-through fuel station. Shortly after in 1920, the iconic orange disc logo was introduced and became iconically recognizable as part of the Gulf gas station imaging.

The San Jose Gulf gas station building was built in 1958 and U-Haul acquired the iconic building in 1977. La réutilisation adaptative des bâtiments permet à U-Haul de promouvoir l'aménagement intercalaire pour répondre aux besoins des citoyens tout en préservant les ressources naturelles et les terrains normalement nécessaires à une construction neuve. La réutilisation adaptative permet également de concentrer les ressources sur l'intégration d'éléments respectueux de l'environnement dans le bâtiment existant plutôt que de créer des déchets par la démolition et d'utiliser des ressources précieuses pour de nouvelles constructions.

Impact environnemental

Serving U-Haul customers since 1977, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. La réutilisation adaptative favorise l'aménagement intercalaire dans le but de renforcer les communautés. Parmi les bienfaits obtenus, la réutilisation a permis d'éviter : 

  • la fabrication et le transport de 40 tonnes de métal 
  • 138 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 180 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented 

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the San Jose community: 

  • réaliser des économies de 5 136 kWh par année 
  • 218,683 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Utilisation de l'acier

    Production de l'acier La fabrication et le transport de 40 tonnes (36 tonnes métriques) d'acier ont été évités à ce jour

  • Consommation d'énergie

    Énergie Économies de 5 136 kWh par année

  • Utilisation du béton

    Concrete 138 tons (125 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • Émissions de CO2

    Émissions Émissions de 218 683 lb (99 194 kg) de gaz à effet de serre évitées

  • Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement

    Landfill Debris 180 lbs (163 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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