Deconstruction

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Getting Creative With the Adaptive Reuse of a 1920s Commercial Building Getting Creative With the Adaptive Reuse of a 1920s Commercial Building

Architect David Hill transformed a 1920s commercial building into a modern home that retains a sense of the building's colorful character. More

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Trash Talk: How to Set up a Jobsite Recycling Program Trash Talk: How to Set up a Jobsite Recycling Program

Jobsite recycling is an idea whose time has come. Here are some tips to help you set up your company's recycling program. More

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Do Good. Look Better: Green Demolitions Recycles Luxury Kitchens Do Good. Look Better: Green Demolitions Recycles Luxury Kitchens

Clients get a tax deduction and smaller disposal fees while benefiting a nonprofit. More

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Thinking Outside the Dumpster: Deconstruction and Recycling of Building Materials Thinking Outside the Dumpster: Deconstruction and Recycling of Building Materials

By collaborating with material-reuse groups now, remodelers can position themselves as leaders in a practice that homeowners will find increasingly attractive. More

Solar Decathlon Projects Generate Cutting-Edge Technology
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Solar Decathlon Projects Generate Cutting-Edge Technology

After the Solar Decathlon ends, student-led teams explore mass-market... More

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The Economics of Deconstruction The Economics of Deconstruction

Deconstruction prevents waste from being sent to landfills, and clients receive tax credits that may off-set the cost. More

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Recycling opportunities are growing

After a recent demolition, though, the remodeler found himself with huge steel girders and other scrap metal that he knew he had no use for. He called 20 different people to offer it for free, before he found someone willing to salvage it. More

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Tips for Deconstructing

According to the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, residential demolition and remodeling account for over 50 million tons of debris going to landfills every year. More

Builders Are Urged To Consider the Green Benefits of Deconstruction Vs. Demolition
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Builders Are Urged To Consider the Green Benefits of Deconstruction Vs. Demolition

Demolishing an existing house for a renovation or infill project may be quick and... More

Panel discussion on green remodeling and practices
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Panel discussion on green remodeling and practices

For the hundreds of attendees at the Remodeling Leadership Conference, a... More

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