Creating Jobs and Saving Money through Reuse – A Deconstruction Case Study

The joint venture between Westmoreland Community Action (WCA), Greensburg, PA, and The ReUse People (TRP), Oakland, CA, completes a circle begun over a decade ago when HHS engaged ILSR to explore the feasibility of building deconstruction as a community development tool. The ILSR technical assistance work that followed led to the start up and expansion of numerous deconstruction companies and projects. As advisor to TRP, ILSR suggested that WCA would be a suitable partner as TRP expanded from its base in CA to nine additional sites throughout the U.S.… Read More

Recycling First: Directing Federal Stimulus Money to Real Green Projects

Date: 3 Mar 2009 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Directing Federal Stimulus Money to Real Green Projects published at “Shovel-ready” is the key to the Obama Administration’s plan for a rapid flow of money to city public works projects in its effort to stimulate green jobs, green infrastructure … Read More

Economic Benefits

Date: 1 Dec 2008 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The economic benefits of deconstruction are substantial. One of the biggest challenges to “greening” businesses is overcoming the false perception that environmentally-sound business practices necessarily will increase costs and decrease profits. Deconstruction is helping break that myth. Companies that have … Read More

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