Adaptive Reuse in Brooklyn, NY at U-Haul at Flatbush

Building History

The Parkville Concrete Inc. building was built in 1960 and U-Haul acquired the property in 1977.  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 1977, 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:

  • 82 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 481 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 563 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 Brooklyn community:

  • 22,079 kWh annual energy savings
  • 534,447 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 82 tons (74 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 22,079 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 481 tons (436 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 534,447 lbs (242,424 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 563 lbs (511 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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