USATODAY's Green House blog takes a look at the flourishing deconstruction industry where entire houses are recycled instead of sent the way of the landfill.
Tue, Jun 29 2010 at 9:41 AM
One of the most significant trends in the world of green building is deconstruction, or whole house recycling, an alternative to standard wrecking ball-and-dumpster demolition projects where as much as possible is diverted from landfills — 50 percent of landfill waste in the U.S. comes from construction/demolition projects — and reused
Today I’m happy to share a brief but informative video that takes a look at deconstruction methods. It's pulled from Wendy Koch’s always-excellent USATODAY.com Green House blog
According to Koch’s accompanying article
, the nascent deconstruction movement is a “hot-button issue” that’s going gangbusters for reasons both environmental and economical. This is evidenced by the fact that new Habitat for Humanity ReStore
locations are opening across the country “almost daily” with 100 new stores expected to open in the next year. Wow.
Read the entire article here
and watch the video below. Have you jumped on the whole house recycling bandwagon?
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