Adaptive Reuse in Saint Louis, MO at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Dutchtown

Building History

National Candy Company was once one of the largest candy makers and sweet tooth satiators in the United States. It was said that they specialized in making jawbreakers and jellybeans though several candy types were manufactured by the company. The company was originally founded by V.L. Price, but the company would later be acquired by Chase Candy Co. in the 1940s. The National Candy Company factory was built in 1927 and U-Haul was able to acquire and preserve the beautiful historic building in 2015.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1927, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive Reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site:

  • 368 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 20,117 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 20,523.2 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

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

  • 9,609,102 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 368 tons (334 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 20,117 tons (18,255 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 9,609,102 lbs (4,358,660 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 20,523 lbs (18,624 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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