Building Material Reuse: The Overlooked Solution to Carbon Reduction
Widespread reuse of commercial materials in the US could yield 20 megatonnes of CO2e reductions by 2050! Check out this poster created by Andrew Ellsworth, founder and CEO of Doors Unhinged, based on the LCA research conducted by the Carbon Leadership Forum estimating the embodied carbon of typical office space tenant improvements.
What's Old is New Again: Circumnavigating the Circular Economy
Gensler Research Institute
Getting to Zero Waste: Deconstruction + Material Reuse in Retail Architecture
Accelerating the Circular
Commercial Deconstruction and Reuse
Kindred spirits in the work to scale up reuse of building materials. Go here to get to know the movers and shakers bringing much-needed attention to deconstruction and reuse.
Workshop resources include Powerpoint presentations from various All for Reuse workshops, as well as the general workshop worksheet.
The survey was distributed to receive feedback to focus and shape the priorities of the All For Reuse initiative, and identify who would like to be involved in the ongoing development and implementation.
A collection of external links and websites for further exploration into the inspiration and backing behind All for Reuse's purpose.
What leads to surplus and how can we keep it out of landfill? Check out this study and see the opportunity to reduce and redistribute perfectly good building products better.
Familiarize participants with the local ecosystem
Identify voluntary actions
Address pressing issues
Agree on a common pledge and individual actions
Send market signal that accelerates change
Bay Area furniture reuse ecosystem
Challenge areas and solutions
Further develop the pledge
Reuse Advocates: Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash
External Learning: Photo by Susan Q Yin on Unsplash