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Two Years Ago on The RA: True Reuse: Designing a Park with Onsite Deconstruction Materials – Urban Times

2011 Post on the Reclamation Administration

Architects plan for building reuse in the name of sustainable design while recyclable materials are required for  LEED certification and touted in mainstream media.

But how much more sustainable would on-site reuse of reclaimed materials be than shipping them elsewhere?

This video produced by the American Society of Landscape Architects, entitled “Building a Park out of Waste” demonstrates how a building’s deconstruction can provide materials for a new outdoor urban environment on the original site. Now that is reuse for sustainability.

via True Reuse: Designing a Park with Onsite Deconstruction Materials – Urban Times.