Adaptive Reuse in Billings, MT at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Main St

Building History

Tractor & Equipment Co.(T&E) is a machinery and engine parts company that prides themself on becoming an authorized Caterpillar® Dealer in 1929. The company originally had roots in Sidney, Montana, but has now grown to multiple stores servicing central and eastern Montana, western North Dakota, and northern Wyoming. Today T&E reports that they are still run by third and fourth generations of the founding family. U-Haul acquired the The Tractor & Equipment Company building in 1982. 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 1982, 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:

  • 12 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 1,216 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 1,453 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 Billings community:

  • 540,794 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 12 tons (11 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 1,216 tons (1,103 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 540,794 lbs (245,303 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,453 lbs (1,319 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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