More stories about Reuse

  • Builders Are Urged To Consider the Green Benefits of Deconstruction Vs. Demolition

    Demolishing an existing house for a renovation or infill project may be quick and easy, but a lot of those building materials unnecessarily end up in land fills.

  • Building With Recycled Materials

    For years, there's been a huge global effort to recycle. From aluminum cans to cell phones, Americans are urged to consider recycling rather than just throwing things into the garbage and overloading landfills. But what's the point of all the recycling if there isn't an end use for all that...

  • Reclaimed Lumber

    Even with surging interest in green building and sustainability, new construction and renovation projects continue to deplete vast quantities of resources. Remodeling, in particular, is a double-edged sword--the new house consumes materials, the demolition of the old structure generates debris. You...

  • Recycling opportunities for construction materials

    The worthy goal of diverting construction materials from the landfill is fraught with obstacles, but recycling opportunities are growing.

  • Study Reveals Facts on Recycled-Content Building Products

    In its Building Material Emissions Study,. the waste board concluded that recycled-content building products and traditional ones, on average, performed about the same in terms of indoor air pollution.