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U-Haul Building Green Initiative

The 'U-Haul Building Green Initiative' begins with identifying and implementing design strategies that are kind to both the environment and the immediate community in which we serve. This U-Haul initiative is based on the same principles of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System.

The majority of our locations currently employ these principles:

  • Reduce – Water consumption with low-flow aerators and other efficient plumbing devices
  • Reduce – Water consumption with efficient irrigation systems and by planting native-landscape species which require infrequent watering
  • Reduce – Energy consumption with EnergyStar efficient lighting, heating/cooling systems, etc.
  • Reduce – Energy consumption by incorporating passive-solar building designs to capture optimal day-lighting benefits
  • Reuse –  U-Haul supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint - our adaptive-reuse of existing buildings eliminates the amount of energy and resources required for new construction materials, and helps local cities diminish their unwanted supply of abandoned buildings 
  • Reuse – Reclaimed rainwater with permeable ground cover parking lots
  • Reuse – Sustainable modular storage built from retired truck van bodies, eliminating energy and resources required for new construction, and decreasing amount of materials sent to local landfills
  • Recycle – Building and operation materials such as steel, aluminum, wood, paper, glass, plastics, etc.

U-Haul remains committed to providing accessible and environmentally-friendly services and locations. In our efforts to reduce additional greenhouse gases (GHG), we endeavor to conveniently locate rental centers near public transportation sites.

By utilizing these and other methods of sustainability, U-Haul believes our investment in the future ensures an elevated standard of living for our customers, as well as for future generations.