Adaptive Reuse in Huber Heights, OH at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Huber Heights

Allan Yang - Chief Sustainability Scientist

Building History

The Big Lots chain as it is commonly known, has humble beginnings that date all the way back to 1967. The company was originally founded as the Consolidated Stores Corporation by Sol Shenk in Columbus, Ohio. In 1982, the company evolved into Odd Lots which represented the first version of their closeout-style store. Later in the early 1980's, the Odd Lots name ran into some brand confusion with another lcoal retailer in the Columbus area, so all additional stores were opened under the Big Lots name. It would not be long before all Odd Lots stores would be rebranded as Big Lots. Finally in 1997, Big Lots Inc. bought out 'all of the MacFrugals' Pic 'N' Save stores and converted them into additional Big Lots stores. Though the Big Lots brand had downsized over the years, they do still have stores dispersed throughout the U.S. The Big Lots building in Huber Hieghts was built in 1974 and U-Haul acquired the building in 2014.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 2014, 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:

  • 126 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 5,027 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 5,218 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 Huber Heights community:

  • 2,537,759 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 126 tons of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 5027 tons of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 2537759 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 5218 tons of construction debris prevented

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