Adaptive Reuse in Orange, CT at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Orange

Building History

The Discount Fabrics, Nations Furniture Warehouse, and Ambiance Day Spa complex building was built in 1947 and U-Haul purchased the property in 2018. Nations Furniture Warehouse was established in 1998 and incorporated locally in Connecticut.

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: 

  • 416 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 1,747 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 2,202 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 Orange community: 

  • 18,535 kWh annual energy savings 
  • 2,382,201 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 416 tons (378 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 18,535 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 1,747 tons (1,585 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 2,382,201 lbs (1,080,559 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 2,202 lbs (1,998 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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