Old is New: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of the Eco-Friendly OCCC Facility Remodeled Using Recycled Materials

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Contact: Ms. Katharyn O. Muniz

Orange County Conservation Corps 

1853 N. Raymond Ave.  Anaheim, CA 92801

Phone 714-956-6222  Fax 714-888-0059

KOMuniz@hireyouth.org

Old is New: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of the Eco-Friendly OCCC Facility Remodeled Using Recycled Materials.

ANAHEIM, CA, October 18, 2016: On Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 3 p.m., the Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC), along with the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate the culmination of a goal set years ago with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to unveil a new OCCC Headquarters. The ceremony will take place at the newly remodeled facility located at 1853 N. Raymond Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801. OCCC worked in close collaboration with architect Stratos Form in the design. The building is facility to be functional and eco-friendly using recycled materials to remodel the facility.

Stratos Form architects used the existing wood-frame bearing walls to aid in the project build-out and reuse where applicable. Poplar wood was installed on these walls along the main hallway as a privacy barrier into the multi-purpose room and to reduce drywall and paint materials. Instead of carpet throughout the main hallways and common areas the original concrete foundation was exposed and sealed to eliminate future carpet replacement.

The interior ceiling insulation is made from recycled denim jeans and the T-Bar ceilings were only installed in private offices and the multi-purpose room. Energy efficient L.E.D. lighting paired with motion sensor switches were installed to reduce energy consumption when the room is unoccupied.   All countertops in the facility are made from recycled materials.

The lobby counter in made with acrylic and metal shavings while the kitchen counter in made by PaperStone®. PaperStone® is made from certified recycled and certified mix post-consumer recycled paper that has been saturated with phenolic resins. PaperStone®’s non-porous surface provides a lifetime of stain resistance and absorbs virtually no water.

On the exterior of the facility new aluminum frame and double-pane windows were installed to prevent on-going water leaks and comply with the city’s energy efficiency requirements. Renovation of the parking lots were made to repair damaged asphalt and painted to meet ADA requirements. Lastly, the facility was equipped with and a new Title 24 energy efficient white roof and fix-tilt solar panels to harvest the sun energy and reduce our electricity costs. OCCC Corpmembers, age 18-25 years old, assisted with the installation of the solar panels while learning about green technology. This valuable hands-on experience was made possible through a local workforce development grant. OCCC has served at-risk youth since 1993.

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