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See what All For Reuse signatories are up to in their organizations:

We’ve salvaged interior materials for reuse as we’ve built out new tenant interior spaces, or made way for new developments at Google. Over 1,000 tons of materials have been salvaged for reuse in this way.

-Lauren Sparandara, Google

We reuse, recycle, or donate as much furniture as possible.

We have exciting external partnerships underway to help better track the movement of our furniture and its lifecycle throughout our spaces to help inform future reuse.

-Christopher Kubula, Google

We are incorporating salvaged materials in many of our ground-up new construction projects and standardizing the integration of building material reuse into our Bay Area tenant improvement projects. At our Charleston East LBC Material Petal project, we incorporated more than 30 different salvaged materials.

-Lauren Sparandara, Google

We are implementing whole building adaptive reuse at projects such as the Spruce Goose Project, and the San Jose Water Company Building.

-Stefan Moedritzer, Google

As active members of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we plan to investigate and share lessons learned with others, such as we have in our “Accelerating the Circular Economy Through Commercial Deconstruction and Reuse” white paper, in our aim to transform the building industry into a circular economy.

-Lauren Sparandara, Google

We have prioritized reuse and deconstruction in San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan.

-Eden Brukman, SF Environment

We are educating practitioners on the significance of the rescue and reuse of surplus and salvaged construction products.

-Eden Brukman, SF Environment

We have created a plan for a Building Reuse Innovation Center in San Francisco and are actively seeking funding to realize it.

-Eden Brukman, SF Environment

We will form an internal project plan to identify all of the opportunities to include reuse in our current design and construction processes.

-Environment, Health & Safety, Genentech

We will initiate conversations with our Design & Construction teams to evaluate the potential to divert surplus and demo towards reuse.

-Environment, Health & Safety, Genentech

We will convene our Design & Construction teams to discuss ways in which they can help to prioritize procurement of recycled content or reused materials, reduce surplus, and deconstruct instead of demo.

-Environment, Health & Safety, Genentech

We are challenging each trade to identify a minimum of one reuse option (and identify any cost/schedule impacts) and develop a reuse procurement action plan in the process.

-Alaina Ladner, JLL

We plan to improve knowledge sharing on physical materials and reuse opportunities to connect the dots across projects in the same area.

-Alaina Ladner, JLL

We will seek to establish an inventory system, waste warriors group, and list of third parties that support the reuse, resale, donation, and recycling of D&C materials.

-Alaina Ladner, JLL



We are conducting a deconstruction inventory across our 59 acre site with intention to salvage and reuse as much as possible, instead of leaving the existing buildings for the contractor to demo.

-Lauren Swezey, Meta Sustainability and Landscape Project Lead

We are identifying everything in our office spaces and are in the process of developing decommissioning specifications.

-Lauren Swezey, Meta Sustainability and Landscape Project Lead

We are piloting an online inventory site to make reuse of durable County goods more accessible to all departments.

-Alameda County General Services Agency

We are prioritizing reuse and deconstruction opportunities in our climate action plan for government operations and services.

-Alameda County General Services Agency

We are researching ways to incorporate reuse into our technical specifications for construction and tenant improvement projects.

-Alameda County General Services Agency

We are adding and prioritizing reuse and deconstruction in our organization's climate action plans because we recognize the connection between reuse and carbon emissions reductions.


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We will add requirements to seek salvaged building materials first for at least 5% of the construction budget, and assess deconstruction as an option over demo, into our project standards for all our design & construction partners.

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We commit to reaching out to reuse partners (deconstruction contractors, take-back programs, furniture brokers, etc.) as soon as a renovation project is identified, as opposed to waiting till near the time of our move out.

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