Adaptive Reuse in Del City, OK at U-Haul of Del City

Building History

There are iconic gas stations that are uniquely nostalgic to many Americans and DX brand is one of those chains of gas stations. In 1968, Sun Oil Co. merged with Sunray DX Oil Co. and began marketing petroleum gasoline under the DX brand name in a few midwestern states. Sunray DX-Oil Company would famously patent an upper-cylinder lubricant which was added to their gasoline and then given the iconic brand name "D-X" and "D-X Lubricating Motor Fuel". Sun Oil Co. continued marketing D-X gasoline using both the Sunoco and DX brands all the way into the 1980s. Not wanting to let such an iconic gas station fall into ruins, U-Haul acquired the historic property in 1977. This particular DX station was originally built in 1958. U-Haul has also acquired and saved many more abandoned DX stations across the country.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1977, 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:

  • 9 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 56 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 67.1 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 Del City community:

  • 5,805 kWh annual energy savings
  • 61,737 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 9 tons (8 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 5,805 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 56 tons (51 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 61,737 lbs (28,004 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 67 lbs (61 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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