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Green Building Initiative Launches New Green Globes Pilot Program

The introduction of new sections and criteria such as: A section dedicated to Site and Building Resilience. A section on Resource Conservation addresses minimized use of raw materials and encourages designing for deconstruction.

Source: Green Building Initiative Launches New Green Globes Pilot Program

Portland to encourage more material reuse from demolitions – Portland Business Journal

The program looks to ensure more demolition materials are reused.

The program looks to ensure more demolition materials are reused. WENDY CULVERWELL

The awards would give $2,500 to those fully removing houses or duplexes within Portland. The money would only back those projects that employ deconstruction and reuse.

via Portland to encourage more material reuse from demolitions – Portland Business Journal.

Gary to experiment with deconstruction of a dozen homes – Post-Tribune

“These homes were selected for the pilot program because they looked the best, they had four walls and a roof, which means they were less decayed,” Brown said, adding that in a deconstructed building, some 25 percent of building materials are reused, while 70 percent are recycled. The remaining 15 percent is the amount of materials that wind up unusable, he said.

The institute’s director of strategic priorities, Eve Pytel, said the group has provided training to five Gary-area contractors in the ways of deconstruction to ensure that building materials are not inadvertently demolished during the process.

Those contractors will be submitting bids to the Redevelopment Commission to see who gets the contracts to deconstruct the 12 homes in question.

via Gary to experiment with deconstruction of a dozen homes – Post-Tribune.

Detroit deconstruction projects prompt need for ‘reclamation hub’ | MNN – Mother Nature Network

To many, Detroit is defined by decaying, derelict homes. The city aims to raze a majority of the over 70,000 forsaken properties. (Photo: Danielle Walquist Lynch/flickr)

Bloomberg also crunches numbers to share some staggering statistics: given that the average home and basement produces 400 tons of debris when razed, all of Detroit’s derelict properties combined would yield around 28 million tons of demolition waste. That’s enough to fill 280 of America’s largest aircraft carriers.

Spearheaded by the administration of newly instated Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, the pilot deconstruction program will take place in southwest Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood with several local deconstruction firms vying for the job. The winning bid will be announced early this summer.

via Detroit deconstruction projects prompt need for ‘reclamation hub’ | MNN – Mother Nature Network.