Adaptive Reuse in Des Plaines, IL at U-Haul of Des Plaines

Serving U-Haul customers since 1976, this facility was built through Adaptive Reuse of an abandoned building.

Building History

The Jet Cit Car Wash building was built in the 1960's and U-Haul acquired the 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:

  • 1,148 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 1,159 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 Des Plaines community:

  • 32,208 kWh annual energy savings
  • 481,177 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 0 tons (0 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 32,208 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 1,148 tons (1,042 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 481,177 lbs (218,260 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,159 lbs (1,052 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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