Green Idea: Residential Deconstruction

Green Idea: Residential Deconstruction

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Janel Laban
Jul 27, 2007

Building in Reverse.

Chicago's first residential deconstruction is currently underway according to the always-informative local green architecture blog, Green Bean.

A two story home on the north side is being deconstructed, a process in which building is carefully dismantled, allowing for the salvage of all components (down to "every last stud") rather than demolition.

posted originally from: AT:Chicago

Green Bean applauds the project, process and Urban Habitat Chicago (UHC) and The Reuse People.

This makes so much sense - we were happy to see that the second deconstruction project is already in the works - for a home in Bridgeport.

The pluses according to UHC?

  • Results in Reuse and Sale of Products
  • Builds a Trained Labor Force
  • Keeps Air and Water Cleaner
  • Keeps Thousands of Tons of Material Out of Landfills

    For more information:
    "What is Deconstruction?" PDF

    Via: Green Bean and Urban Habitat Chicago

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