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Deconstruction

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What is Deconstruction?

The EPA defines deconstruction as "The careful and systematic dismantling of a building structure to maximize the recovery of valuable building materials. Deconstruction is an environmentally friendly alternative to demolition, which produces large quantities of debris requiring disposal" (EPA 2010).

EPA Deconstruction Webinar - April, 2018

"Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar:Deconstruction and Building Materials Reuse - Innovations and Opportunities."

This webinar from the EPA uses Portland's deconstruction policy as a model for demonstrating the benefits of deconstruction versus demolition.