Adaptive Reuse in Oshawa, ON at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Taunton Rd

Building History

U-Haul acquired the property in 1979. The building was occupied by Oshawa Paving at the time of the purchase. 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.

Impacto ambiental

Serving U-Haul customers since 1979, 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:

  •  48 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  •  1,043 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  •  1,106 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 Oshawa community:

  •  54,300 kWh annual energy savings
  •  642,520 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented


  • Uso de acero

    Producción de acero 48 tons (44 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Uso de energía

    Energía 54,300 kWh ahorros de energía anual

  • Uso de concreto

    Concreto 1,043 tons (946 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • Emisiones de CO2

    Emisiones 642,520 lbs (291,445 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Escombros del vertedero

    Escombros del vertedero 1,106 lbs (1,004 kgs) of construction debris prevented