Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Masterson Station

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2425 Merchant St   Lexington, KY 40511

(859) 309-5729

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  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm

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(859) 309-5729

2425 Merchant St
Lexington, KY 40511

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm
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Building History

Founder and former CEO of Big Ass Fans, Carey Smith, had originally worked with a company to supply large fans to farms. The leading research indicated that if cows were kept cool, they would eat more food and therefore produce more milk. Smith imagined that the large fans could be practical for other applications as well. HVLS Fan Co., standing for "High Volume Low Speed", was born in 1999 and he quickly began providing fans to many different industries. Customers would call HVLS and ask, "Are you guys the ones with the big ass fans?" and that's how the company inherited its amusing and well-known modern name. 

In 2008, the company expanded to sell and install large industrial fans in commercial air-conditioned spots. Big Ass Fans also expanded into residential markets by creating the Haiku premium ceiling fan brand in 2012. Big Ass Fans are now found in restaurants, warehouses, grocery stores, gyms, horse arenas, airports, etc.  

The former Big Ass Fans building was constructed in 1985. U-Haul acquired the building in 2018 for adaptive reuse. 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 2018, 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: 

  • 1,322 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 5,208 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 6,650 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 Lexington community: 

  • 10,328 kWh annual energy savings 
  • 7,405,872 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 1,322 tons (1,200 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 10,328 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 5,208 tons (4,726 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 7,405,872 lbs (3,359,282 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 6,650 lbs (6,034 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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  • History

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