Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Barlow Trail

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520 Meridian Rd NE   Calgary, AB T2A2N7

(403) 272-9802

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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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(403) 272-9802

520 Meridian Rd NE
Calgary, AB T2A2N7

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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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Adaptive Reuse in Calgary, AB at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Barlow Trail

Building History

Harry Pardee founded Pardee Equipment Limited in Edmonton, Alberta in 1951. Harry led an eventful life as an athlete skilled in hockey, lacrosse, and boxing. He was even invited to play for the New York Rangers Hockey Team in 1939, but decided to join the Royal Canadian Navy to serve his home country instead. Harry served in the Canadian Navy from 1939-1948 before beginning his career in heavy equipment. His first position was in sales and service at Wilkinson & McLean, but he soon decided to start his own industrial tractor dealership. Harry passed away in 2000, but the business survived with operations being managed by Harry’s stepson, Jeff. 

The original Pardee building was constructed in 1967 and was acquired by U-Haul in 1983. 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 1983, 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: 

  • 1.7 tonnes of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 273.9 tonnes of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 290 tonnes of construction and demolition debris prevented 

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Calgary community: 

  • 88,079 kWh annual energy savings 
  • 83,718 kgs lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 2 tons (2 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 88,079 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 302 tons (274 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 184,567 lbs (83,719 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 320 lbs (290 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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