Adaptive Reuse in Buffalo, NY at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Main St

Building History

The Kings Furniture Company building was built in 1920 and U-Haul acquired the historic building in 1976. 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 1976, 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:

  • 504 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 3,876 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 4,410 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 Buffalo community:

  • 35,429 kWh annual energy savings
  • 3,604,369 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 504 tons (457 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 35,429 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 3,876 tons (3,517 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 3,604,369 lbs (1,634,931 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 4,410 lbs (4,002 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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