The city of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Bureau of Environmental Services and Metro will use the deconstruction of a BES-owned Washington County building as an opportunity to educate other infrastructure bureaus, developers and builders in the area about the process and benefits of deconstruction.
Deconstruction is planned for April. BPS will schedule several public educational opportunities, including site visits, to observe the deconstruction process.
TriMet and Ramos Inc. have contracted with the Jardin Portland Foundation to identify, quantify and evaluate salvageable materials in buildings that will be demolished or deconstructed for the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail line.
In addition to diverting building materials that would otherwise enter the waste stream, the project’s partners have created a four-day training on deconstruction and reuse that will be delivered by Earth Advantage Institute and Green Building Services. The session focus on the deconstruction of a Southeast Portland building.
Read the entire article via Changing our throw-away mentality through deconstruction and reuse | Sustainable Business Oregon.