El Cerrito Recycling Center

Location: City of El Cerrito, California
Client: El Cerrito

Pankow Builders and Noll & Tam met the challenge of a new Recycling Center in El Cerrito with a hybrid of Design Build and Integrated Project Delivery. Using this format, the project was able to develop a two acre multi-million dollar recycling facility in under one year. The project boasts net zero water use, net zero energy use, and innovative re-use of building materials. The project team also partnered with Zeta Communities to provide a high quality modular structure that furthers the team’s material, energy, water and cost goals in a way that site built construction could not.

The design-build team with extensive community input met El Cerrito’s environmental goals, commitment, and leadership in the design and construction of the new Center. The Center not only serves as a recycling drop-off location, but also as a living model of sustainable practices. 2 acre site; 2,000 SF; LEED Platinum Certified.

This project is one of the first large hospital projects using Lean Construction Delivery with a Fully Integrated Project Delivery Team. Pankow is a Core Team member and the Structural Concrete Trade Partner on this project. The general Contractor is Herrero Boldt.