Recycling and Recovery in the Construction Industry
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011, 8:30am-10:00am San Francisco / 11:30am-1:00pm New York / 5:30pm-7:00pm Paris and Frankfurt
With the green building market growing exponentially, attention is moving downstream to construction and deconstruction practices. In our seminar we will shed light on best practices involving: new building projects, deconstruction, building material reuse and using these tactics as a means of reaching LEED certification goals.
- What is the first step in determining whether a building is appropriate for the reuse of its materials?
- When deconstructing a building, what percent of the materials are salvageable? Does the time delay for evaluating reusability of the materials pose a barrier to on-time project completion?
- What is the process for preparing used materials for new construction?
- Is there special training for construction employees to restore used materials for new building projects? Is this training accredited?
- What is the cost comparison between using reclaimed materials versus new, accounting for added time and effort to acquire and prepare reused materials? How do these efforts translate into LEED points? How many points are they worth?
- Will there be a growing trend in reusing and reducing in the construction industry? How large is the potential market?
- What are the incentives for building owners to utilize pre-existing building materials? LEED Points? Cost? Government supported financial incentives? Green marketing?
Building Wise, Jordan Daniels, Senior Partner
Reuse Alliance, Nicole Tai, California Chapter Coordinator Program Manager
Public Architecture, Liz Ogbu, Associate Design Director
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