Philadelphia Rowhouse Deconstruction Pilot Project

Date: 19 Jul 2003 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Summer 2003 ILSR conducted a Phase One deconstruction pilot project in cooperation with the City of Philadelphia Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI) during the summer 2003. NTI is a multi-year strategy for eliminating blight ad revitalizing communities in Philadelphia. ILSR’s Jim Primdahl supervised the two City-chosen demolition contractors in the pilot project that resulted in the deconstruction … Read More

Roseburg, Oregon

Date: 1 Dec 2002 | posted in: waste - deconstruction | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

2002 ILSR helped the Umpqua County Community Development Corporation (UCCDC) prepare a successful application to HHS, providing funds to create 13 new jobs in deconstruction over three years. (Six low-income workers already have been trained and employed at this writing.) Once funds were awarded, we helped train UCCDC staff, primarily in business management and development to … Read More

Waste Stream: The Deconstructionists

Date: 1 Nov 2002 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a Portland, Oregon, suburb, the six-man crew of DeConstruction, Inc., enters a three-bedroom house and, with hammers and crowbars, starts tearing the place apart. The cabinets and carpet are first to go. Then the doors are unhinged and the hardwood floors pulled up. Over the next week, the whole structure, windows to light fixtures to lumber, will be hauled out onto the lawn, sorted, and stacked. But unlike the wreckage generated by 95 percent of demolition jobs across the country, this stuff isn’t headed for the landfill.… Read More

OnEarth

Date: 1 Oct 2002 | posted in: waste - deconstruction | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sept/Oct, 2002 Waste Stream: The Deconstructionists In a Portland, Oregon, suburb, the six-man crew of DeConstruction, Inc., enters a three-bedroom house and, with hammers and crowbars, starts tearing the place apart. The cabinets and carpet are first to go. Then the doors are unhinged and the hardwood floors pulled up. Over the next week, the whole … Read More

Dwell Magazine

Date: 1 Aug 2002 | posted in: waste - deconstruction | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

August 2002 Hello Dwell, I enjoyed the renovations I have read about in your magazine. I wonder, though, if I want to renovate, say, my kitchen, what can I do with the cabinets and other furnishings so they don’t just end up in the landfill?–James Welker Dear James, There’s always a hard way to do things. … Read More

Deconstruction Deductions

Date: 1 Aug 2002 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

August, 2002 Hello Dwell, I enjoyed the renovations I have read about in your magazine. I wonder, though, if I want to renovate, say, my kitchen, what can I do with the cabinets and other furnishings so they don’t just end up in the landfill?–James Welker Dear James, There’s always a hard way to do things. … Read More

Deconstructing Stanton, Nail by Nail

Date: 15 Jun 2002 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

By Barbara Ruben Special to The Washington Post Saturday, June 15, 2002; Page H01 Two months ago, Beverly White tore down her home of 39 years, floorboard by floorboard and nail by nail. She and dozens of other former residents of the Stanton Dwellings public housing project in Southeast Washington are taking apart the 348-unit community, … Read More

ReBuilding Communities Through DeConstruction Enterprises

Date: 11 Mar 2002 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Institute for Local Self-Reliance/Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies Deconstruction Conference Hartford, CT March 11, 2002 Nearly 100 people participated in the “ReBuilding Communities Through DeConstruction Enterprises” conference. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) and the Connecticut Institute of Municipal Studies, Inc. (CIMS), the event was held in the State Capitol Building in Hartford, CT. … Read More

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