Adaptive Reuse in Edison, NJ at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Edison

Building History

U-Haul acquired the Voorhees Truck Service building in 1978. 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:

  • 77 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 1,956 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 2,053 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 Edison community:

  • 43,500 kWh annual energy savings
  • 1,122,229 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 77 tons (70 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 43,500 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 1,956 tons (1,775 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 1,122,229 lbs (509,040 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 2,053 lbs (1,863 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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