Adaptive Reuse in Crystal Lake, IL at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Crystal Lake

Building History

The Follett building was built in 1961 and U-Haul acquired the property in 1997. 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 1997, 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:

  • 1,780 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 5,883 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 7,908 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 Crystal Lake community:

  • 380,801 kWh annual energy savings
  • 9,707,535 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 1,780 tons (1,615 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 380,801 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 5,883 tons (5,338 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 9,707,535 lbs (4,403,309 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 7,908 lbs (7,176 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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