Adaptive Reuse in Tulsa, OK at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Memorial Dr

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 Company 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 ruin, U-Haul acquired the historic property in 1980. This particular DX station was originally built in 1953. U-Haul has been able to acquire and save many more abandoned DX stations across the country.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1980, 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:

  • 31 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 644 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 682 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 Tulsa community:

  • 63,231 kWh annual energy savings
  • 417,736 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 31 tons (28 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 63,231 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 644 tons (584 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 417,736 lbs (189,484 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 682 lbs (619 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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