Adaptive Reuse in Philadelphia, PA at U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Philadelphia

Histoire du bâtiment

The American Cigar Company was an industry leader in quality cigar products that did not break the bank. Their first cigars sold for 5 cents each with quality ingredients that made them instantly popular. Different cigars with unique characteristics and tastes were available, but all were recognizable by the iconic triangle logo. The iconic trangle became the American Cigar Company's "merit mark". Vintage ads touted how the smoker was safe in accepting the Triangle A merit mark brands as they stood for quality. There were were numerous cigar brands released by the American Cigar Company, but some of the more popular brands included The New Cremo, Buck, Spanafora, Cubanola, The Unico, Benefactor, and the Caswell Club. The Merit Mark American Cigar Company building was built in 1906 and U-Haul acquired the iconic building in 1978. 

Impact environnemental

Serving U-Haul customers since 1978, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. La réutilisation adaptative favorise l'aménagement intercalaire dans le but de renforcer les communautés. Parmi les bienfaits obtenus, la réutilisation a permis d'éviter :

  • 1,203 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • le coulage de 44 739 tonnes de nouveau béton
  • 45 950 tonnes de débris de construction et de démolition

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

  • réaliser des économies de 228 330 kWh par année
  • 23 030 226 livres d'émissions de gaz à effet de serre
  • Utilisation de l'acier

    Steel Production 1 203 tons (1 092 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Consommation d'énergie

    Énergie Économies de 228 330 kWh par année

  • Utilisation du béton

    Béton Coulage de 44 739 tonnes (40 598 tonnes) de nouveau béton évité à ce jour.

  • Émissions de CO2

    Émissions 23 030 226 lb (10 446 442 kgs) d'émissions de gaz à effet de serre ont été évitées

  • Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement

    Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement 45 950 lb (41 697 kg) de débris de construction ont été évitées