Adaptive Reuse in Asheville, NC at U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Asheville

Building History

Let's not forget the significant advancements in medical tools that have assisted the sick and saved lives. Avail Medical Products has been a trusted manufacturer of disposable medical instruments and devices since 1995. They pride themselves on manufacturing, testing, packaging, and distributing devices that help with everyday healthcare services. Avail has always been headquartered out of Fort Worth, Texas though they owned manufacturing locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Avail building was originally built in 1967 and U-Haul purchased the location in July of 2016. 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.  

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 2016, 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:

  • 1,339 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 2,844 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 4,207 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

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

  • 6,512,111 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 1,339 tons (1,215 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 2,844 tons (2,581 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 6,512,111 lbs (2,953,874 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 4,207 lbs (3,818 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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