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American Tank Company’s Green Building

CATEGORY: INDUSTRIAL-GREEN

COST: $3.6 Million

CONTRACTOR: Landmark Associates (Jerry Horning)

ARCHITECT: Robert Moore Architect

FINANCING: Redwood Credit Union

COMPLETED: Jan. 31, 2016

WINDSOR — American Tank Co., Inc. (ATC) takes great pride in its “made in America” commitment at its new 21,000- square-foot manufacturing and distribution center at 501 American Way in Windsor.

The firm designs, manufactures and installs their classic corrugated galvanized steel water tanks all over the western United States, with a heavy emphasis on Northern California.

Company owner and President Mark Luzaich worked closely with architect Robert Moore to incorporate numerous “green” components into the building design, including beams derived from 70 percent recycled steel, interior and exterior siding re-purposed from salvaged redwood water tanks, natural ventilation and lighting via glass rollup doors, LED lighting, high-efficiency HVAC systems and zero-maintenance polished concrete floors.

The building’s landscaping features drought-tolerant plantings watered by an ATC’s own rainwater-harvesting system and bio-retention swales. The final product is an ultralow-maintenance building with a variety of high-efficiency, sustainable features.

“We wanted our corporate headquarters to be a beautiful addition to the town of Windsor at our location just off tree-lined Conde Lane,” said Luzaich. “Getting up and running quickly was greatly aided by the fact that this project was the first of its kind in Windsor to receive design review approval through an administrative hearing. With such high market share (and backlog) in Sonoma and Napa counties, Windsor was the absolute perfect location for building our new factory.”

His plans include bringing many manufacturing jobs to the community for those who want to work in a green building with a clean working environment where “Made in America is at the heart of everything we do.” According to Luzaich, skilled craftsmen “hand” punch, corrugate and roll galvanized steel panels inside their new facility using American steel and specialized heavy machinery.

“Building corrugated tanks is a lost art and we love keeping this historic trade alive and thriving in Windsor.” Completed tank panels are then assembled into finished tanks inside the shop or field erected onsite by ATC’s specially trained crews. Tanks are designed to meet all local building codes.

Tank capacities range from 300 to 500,000 gallons.

Landmark Associates was the general contractor for this project supported by Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers (civil), MKM Associates (structural), TEP Engineering (mechanical), PJC & Associates (soils engineering) and Parker Smith Landscape Architect.

American Tank Company’s Green Building

CATEGORY: INDUSTRIAL-GREEN

COST: $3.6 Million

CONTRACTOR: Landmark Associates (Jerry Horning)

ARCHITECT: Robert Moore Architect

FINANCING: Redwood Credit Union

COMPLETED: Jan. 31, 2016

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