Adaptive Reuse in National City, CA at U-Haul Moving & Storage of National City

Histoire du bâtiment

In 1849, Charles Louis Ducommun opened a hardware store in the Los Angeles area. Charles had recently emigrated form Switzerland and saw an opportunity to supply hardware and supplies during the California gold rush. Ducommun started his journey by walking to Los Angeles from the state of Arkansas, bringing only a mule packed with his belongings. Ducommun managed to keep pace with the growth of the southern California economy and incorporated the Ducommun Hardware Company in 1907. The company evolved into a metal distributor in partnership with the Eastern mills. As the United States approached World War I, the defense industry grew and the flight industry began to take shape. One of Mr. Ducommun's sons, Charles Albert, made an early commitment to support an innovative aircraft designer named Donald Douglas. This relationship would lay the foundation for Ducommun's partnership with the aerospace industry as a large provider of aluminum. During World War II,  Ducommun remained a global manufacturer, providing stainless steel, carbon steel and alloys for combat aircraft. The company continues to supply aircraft skins, spoilers, helicopter blades, electro-mechanical systems, cable assemblies, wiring harnesses, switches, keyboards and integrated display systems for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets.  Ducommun products have been used on U.S. space shuttles and even the International Space Station.

The Ducommun building was built in 1956 and U-Haul acquired the building in 2013. Adaptive reuse building conversions allow U-Haul to promote infill development to meet citizens’ needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction. Adaptive reuse also allows resources to be focused on integrating environmentally thoughtful features into the existing building rather than creating waste in the form of demolition and using valuable resources for new construction.

Impact environnemental

Au service des clients depuis 2013, cet emplacement a été construit par réutilisation adaptative d'un bâtiment abandonné. La réutilisation adaptative favorise l'aménagement intercalaire dans le but de renforcer les communautés. Parmi les bienfaits obtenus, la réutilisation a permis d'éviter :

  • 1,128 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • le coulage de 3 670 tonnes de nouveau béton
  • 4 848 tonnes de débris de construction et de démolition

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

  • 6 001 329 livres d'émissions de gaz à effet de serre
  • Utilisation de l'acier

    Steel Production 1 128 tons (1 024 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Consommation d'énergie

    Energie Des économies de 0 kWh par année

  • Utilisation du béton

    Béton Coulage de 3 670 tonnes (3 330 tonnes) de nouveau béton évité à ce jour.

  • Émissions de CO2

    Émissions 6 001 329 lb (2 722 185 kgs) d'émissions de gaz à effet de serre ont été évitées

  • Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement

    Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement 4 848 lb (4 399 kg) de débris de construction ont été évitées

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