why recycle building parts and materials?

Last Fall, ReUse Action staff deconstructed a barn in Syracuse in collaboration with a new company called D-Build.  We were on site for three days, salvaged tons of antique beams and planks, and almost all of it was distributed to customers in the Syracuse area. D-build created an awesome video of that green demolition…you should check it out if you want to learn more about hybrid deconstruction…i.e. green demolition.  Check it out here… ReUse Action staff can consult with architects, homeowners, companies, and municipalities on how to best reuse building materials, source reused materials for building projects, and remove buildings without adding … Read more

reuse at Livestrong Foundation

Not only is the Livestrong Foundation fighting to improve the lives of people across the nation and the world living with cancer, their National Headquarters in East Austin, Texas, is an amazing example of reuse in action.  Previously a paper plant built in the 1950’s, this LEED Gold Project now models the tremendous artistic and aesthetic potential of incorporating existing elements and reclaimed materials into design and rehabilitation. The final photo demonstrates how even the laminate beams were incorporated and used for benches around a large general purpose meeting space and throughout the space.  The floors were the existing concrete … Read more