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Deconstruction: Salvaging Yesterday’s Buildings for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Communities

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 1999 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Deconstruction is the process of carefully dismantling a building in order to salvage components for reuse and recycling. This report provides information to understand and advocate for deconstruction locally, regionally, and nationally, emphasizing partnerships with local nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit practitioners. A collaborative project of the Materials for the Future Foundation (San Francisco) and ILSR.

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