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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Residential and Commercial Building Deconstruction

Title:
Residential and Commercial Building Deconstruction

Abstract:
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)

URL:
http://www.pca.state.mn.us/programs/p2-s/pubs/cs-greendeconstruction.pdf

Source:
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
January 15, 2001

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