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  • Green Recycling NetworkToward a Greener Tomorrow... Today!

  • OutlineA brief introductionMarkets primerGreening office renovationsDeconstruction case studyBest practicesFuture

  • DeconstructionThe Deconstruction process is cost effective relative to traditional demolition because we avoid costly land disposal by leveraging off the expertise of our affiliated, integrated companies. Thus, no matter the job or the mix of materials, clients get great green results even when a project involves a diverse mix such as salvage, drywall (including painted), unusable furniture, carpet, ceiling tile, and even mixed debris.

  • DeconstructionDeconstructions approach allows maximum diversion of materials from landfills disposal as the goal no matter the client or certification being sought. This standardized approach, coupled with market development capabilities focused on finding outlets for problem materials and with highly trained crews capable of consistently beating expected timelines, allows outstanding results every time (typical diversion rates routinely exceed 90%).

  • So where does it all go?

  • Market: aggregate

  • Market: cardboard / paper

  • Market: carpet / pad

  • Market: ceiling tile

  • Market: metal

  • Market: plastic

  • Market: wallboard

  • Market: wood

  • Market: salvage (residential)

  • Market: salvage (commercial)

  • Deconstruction: greening office renovationsSelective demolition; construction in reverseMore labor intensive than traditional demolitionHas highest diversion capabilityCostlier than demolition? NO!More time consuming? NO!How? PLANNING!

  • Case study

  • Getting started

  • Following the hierarchy

  • Cleaning house

  • Creating value

  • Project resultsCompleted 1 week AHEAD of scheduleApproach saved owner > 50% of budgetConsignment contract returns $$Clean space drastically reduces cost of remediation and final demolitionAvoided cost of temporary shoringLandfill diversion rate exceeded 75%

  • Recent office fit-out resultsSlightly more expensive than typical due to building constraints and drywall logistics, however.Total diversion = 90.1%6.3 tons salvage (doors, lights, ceiling tile); 28.6 tons recycled (drywall, carpet, metal); 3.84 tons went to landfill.

  • Best practicesSpecifyDesign for recyclingInnovateLook to the future

  • Get what you want: specifyDEMOLITION WASTE MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONSTHIT IS A REQUIREMENT FOR THIS PROJECT THAT THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR RECYCLE, REUSE AND/OR SALVAGE AS MUCH MATERIAL AS POSSIBLE. ALL CONSTRUCTION DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILT CONDITIONS SHALL BE RECYCLED AS NECESSARY TO MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENT OF AT LEAST 50% DEMOLITION DEBRIS.THE PATH FOR ALL DEMOLISHED MATERIALS SHOULD BE FIRST TO REUSE, SECOND TO RECYCLE, AND LASTLY TO LANDFILL. THE BID BREAKDOWN SHALL INCLUDE A WASTE HANDLING PLAN THAT IDENTIFIES HOW THE WASTE STREAMS WILL BE SEPARATED AND MANAGED, AND SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:WHAT ITEMS WILL BE SALVAGED VS RECYCLED VS LANDFILLEDHOW THEY WILL BE SALVAGED OR RECYCLEDWHAT PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL DEMOLITION IS BEING SALVAGED VS RECYCLED VS LANDFILLEDWHERE WILL THE SALVAGED AND RECYCLED ITEMS BE DIVERTED TOUNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, DECONSTRUCTION WASTE BECOMES THE PROPERTY OF THE CONTRACTOR.SCHEDULE OF DECONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES: INDICATE THE FOLLOWING:DETAILED SEQUENCE OF DECONSTRUCTION AND REMOVAL WORK, WITH STARTING AND ENDING DATES FOR EACH ACTIVITY.INTERRUPTION OF UTILITY SERVICES IF REQUIRED. INDICATE HOW LONG UTILITY SERVICES WILL BE INTERRUPTED.COORDINATION FOR SHUTOFF, CAPPING AND CONTINUATION OF UTILITY SERVICES.USE OF ELEVATOR AND/OR STAIRS.LOCATIONS OF PROPOSED DUST- AND NOISE-CONTROL TEMPORARY PARTITIONS AND MEANS OF EGRESS.MEANS OF PROTECTION FOR ITEMS TO REMAIN AND ITEMS IN PATH OF MATERIAL REMOVAL FROM BUILDING.DOCUMENT GENERAL CONDITION OF MATERIALS TO BE SALVAGED PRIOR TO REMOVAL. CONDUCT PRE-DECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE ONSITE. REVIEW METHODS AND PROCEDURES RELATED TO DECONSTRUCTION. DESIGNATE AREA(S) ON SITE FOR SEGREGATED OR COMMINGLED COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS.DOCUMENTATION BY THE DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR IS REQUIRED TO VERIFY ALL REUSED AND/OR RECYCLED MATERIALS. HAUL TICKETS AND RECEIPTS SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE RECIPIENTS OF SALVAGED AND RECYCLED MATERIALS; RECEIPTS SHALL BE MAINTAINED AND MADE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

  • Plan for end of lifeDo markets exist?Are outlets local?Forecast infrastructure changesExamine installation practices

  • Think outside of the boxReusing just 10 doors at a 5,000 SF office fit-out completely pays for the deconstruction expense!

    New 10 doors: $10,000Salvage 10 doors: $2,000Savings: $8,000 Vs.Avg. Demo: $7,500

  • Future: green-to-green facilities

  • Huge capacity

  • End product capability

  • THANK YOU!

    Contact Information: Scott Shepard O. (703) 880-8428 C. (703) 819-5558 scott@GreenRecyclingNetwork.comwww.GreenRecyclingNetwork.com

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