Free Online Deconstruction Masterclass Series by Rethos, Part 2: Climate & Environmental Impacts, May 11, 10 am CDT

  • 11 May 2022
  • Start time : 11:00 AM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : Rethos: Places Reimagined
deconstruction, architecture, economy
Event Description

It's no secret that building construction and demolition produce lots of waste that ends up in landfills across the  globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that 600 million tons of construction and demolition waste was generated in the U.S. in 2018; more than twice the amount of household trash! What can we do about it?


Deconstruction is the careful dismantling of a structure in order to preserve and reuse building materials. On top of economic and cultural benefits, deconstruction can reduce our reliance on generating new products, it can reduce exposure to harmful materials like lead and asbestos, and it can capture valuable embodied carbon. Perhaps your community has goals to reduce waste and carbon emissions. Deconstruction can be part of the solution. Want to learn more about the  environmental impacts of deconstruction and how you can help? Get all the details from our panel of Minnesota-based experts with deep knowledge in the field of sustainability and reuse.


Additional Webinar in this Series:

May 18: Giving New Life to Old Buildings

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Rethos: Places Reimagined
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Speakers include Matt Rohn, City of Northfield Materials & Waste Workgroup; Jason Burbul, Better Futures; and Tim Roman, Ecotone Analytics.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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