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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Residential and Commercial Building Deconstruction

Residential and Commercial Building Deconstruction

Environmentally friendly building deconstruction (an alternative to traditional demolition or renovation techniques) revolves around two main principles: reuse of buildings and materials, and reduction and recyling of on-site construction "waste." This is a multi-media approach to source reduction and pollution prevention. Materials that might ordinarily become waste are successfully utilized and kept out of landfills. (PDF format; Length: 2 pages)


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
January 15, 2001

Associated Sectors:

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


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