Adaptive Reuse in Rochester Hills, MI at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Rochester

Building History

Berkley Screw Machine Products is a 53 year old family owned machine shop with a history of being a leading producer of specialty machined components for a variety of industrial applications. The former Berkley Screw Machine Products building was built in 1946 and U-Haul acquired the building in 2013 to preserve the building and establish a U-Haul retail center that offers truck and trailer sharing. 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 2013, 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:

  • 218 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 7,917 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 8,135 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

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

  • 4,074,594 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 218 tons (198 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 7,917 tons (7,184 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 4,074,594 lbs (1,848,224 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 8,135 lbs (7,382 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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