Green Building Tour at Hunter Saw, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 7, 4 - 5:30 pm

  • 7 May 2024
  • Start time : 04:00 PM
  • End time : 05:30 PM
  • Event Host : Green Building Alliance
  • Event Location : 5688 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15201, United States
Green Building Tour at Hunter Saw,  Pittsburgh, PA
Event Description

The Hunter Saw & Machine Company holds a significant place in the industrial history of Pittsburgh and Lawrenceville.  Established at the turn of the 19th century, the company specialized in producing high-quality saw blades and other cutting tools for the steel industry.  Hunter Saw was part of an industrial hub that flourished along the Allegheny River during the late 1800s, supporting a vibrant immigrant population.  As the steel industry experienced a decline in the mid-20th century, many manufacturing facilities, including Hunter Saw, faced closures or relocations. 

A decade ago, Doug and Liza Cruze, co-owners of Cruze Architects and Cruze Construction, embarked on the transformation of the condemned Hunter Saw building.  Drawn by its inherent potential, they meticulously renovated the space over the years, showcasing their expertise in converting historic buildings into modern gems even within tight budgets.  

Join GBA and Hunter Saw owners & architects Doug and Liza Cruze on a tour of this historic building.  Tour attendees will learn about strategies and techniques used while giving this old building new life such as material reuse, rainwater collection, and destratification.  Also hear about Doug and Liza's trials and successes during their process of seeking historic tax credits with the help of Clio Consulting.  

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Building Alliance
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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