This home on Lucky John Drive was recently deconstructed by The ReUse People, a California nonprofit that has recently expanded into Utah, which transported the salvaged materials to Recycle Utah. We had people standing in line waiting for the next pallet to be taken off the truck, said Recycle Utah Executive Director Insa Riepen. (Courtesy of Recycle Utah)
Sustainability is an increasingly important global issue and building demolitions and renovations appear to be an overlooked area of focus. When The ReUse People get a demolition project, they don’t rip everything out, load it into dumpsters and take it to a landfill — they take the building apart a little more carefully and save all the materials that can be salvaged — about 90 percent of a typical home.
via Deconstruction, not demolition, is the way to go – The Park Record.
For the past several months, Provo, Utah, residents have had a unique sight in their midst: the nearly seven-million-pound exterior of a 112-year-old building standing on 40-foot-high steel stilts. More than just an unusual construction site, this scene is the beginning of an extensive process to preserve the exterior of the Provo Tabernacle, a community landmark gutted by fire in December 2010. As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced in October 2011, the building is being converted into a Mormon temple.
via Engineering Feat Puts Future Provo Temple on ‘Stilts’ – YouTube.
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The warehouse accepts and re-sells everything from two-by-fours to washing machines.
“Repurposing and reusing is always more exciting and better than recycling,” Riepen said. “So its a good time for you to go through your garage. If you have a couple two-by-fours that have been sitting in the back of the garage to wait for a project, now is the time to get rid of them, because you arent doing the project anyway. You might as well bring them here.”
To celebrate America Recycles Day this Thursday, Nov. 15, Recycle Utah is holding an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. at their building materials reuse store, located at 1951 Woodbine Way in Park City.
via Recycle Center holds open house – The Park Record.