Adaptive Reuse in Pittsburgh, PA at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Pittsburgh North Shore

Histoire du bâtiment

The Wolverine Supply and Manufacturing Company was founded in 1903 by Benjamin Franklin Bain. Bain studied mechanics and engineering at the the Michigan Agricultural College and got his start creating metal kitchen tools, household supplies as well as the tools and dies to make them. Eventually Bain stumbled upon an opportunity to get into the toy manufacturing business and he became inspired to make tin battleships toys, space age pinball machines and play home appliances. The original Wolverine headquarters was in the Phipps Power Building near Stanwix Street & Duquesne Boulevard in downtown Pittsburgh though the company would eventually relocate in 1913 after Bain had a large 3-story toy factory constructed on a new site on Fontella Street between Page and Western Avenues. Wolverine Supply and Manufacturing Company would grow to provide over 450 jobs near the peak of the holiday season each year. The toy factory was enlarged twice over the years and all buildings still remain intact. Remnants of the proud "Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Co." name and the large word "TOYS" are still visible on the building today. In 1962 the company changed their name to Wolverine Toy Company. U-Haul eventually acquired the Wolverine Supply and Manufacturing Company building in 2013. 

Impact environnemental

Au service des clients depuis 2013, cet emplacement a été construit par réutilisation adaptative d'un bâtiment abandonné. La réutilisation adaptative favorise l'aménagement intercalaire dans le but de renforcer les communautés. Parmi les bienfaits obtenus, la réutilisation a permis d'éviter :

  • la fabrication et le transport de 115 tonnes de métal
  • le coulage de 15 207 tonnes de nouveau béton
  • 15 435 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 Pittsburgh community:

  • 6 610 714 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Utilisation de l'acier

    Production de l'acier La fabrication et le transport de 115 tonnes (104 tonnes métriques) d'acier ont été évités à ce jour

  • Consommation d'énergie

    Energie Des économies de 0 kWh par année

  • Utilisation du béton

    Béton Coulage de 15 207 tonnes (13 799 tonnes) de nouveau béton évité à ce jour.

  • Émissions de CO2

    Émissions 6 610 714 lb (2 998 600 kgs) d'émissions de gaz à effet de serre ont été évitées

  • Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement

    Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement 15 435 lb (14 006 kg) de débris de construction ont été évitées

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