Adaptive Reuse in Palatine, IL at U-Haul of Palatine

Building History

The J &S Automotive building was built in 1964 and U-Haul acquired the beautiful brick building in 1999. Adaptive reuse building conversions allow U-Haul to promote infill development to meet citizens’ needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction. Adaptive reuse also allows resources to be focused on integrating environmentally thoughtful features into the existing building rather than creating waste in the form of demolition and using valuable resources for new construction.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1999, 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:

  • 352 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 356 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 Palatine community:

  • 21,472 kWh annual energy savings
  • 153,618 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 0 tons (0 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 21,472 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 352 tons (319 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 153,618 lbs (69,681 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 356 lbs (323 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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