Join us to explore firsthand how reuse can be collaboratively activated by design/build teams, municipalities, craftspeople, and reuse organizations to help reduce waste and carbon impact and create an increasingly circular built environment.
Background: We generate 548 million tons of construction and demolition (C+D) debris each year as a nation—twice the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated. Only an average of 38% of this mixed C+D debris gets diverted from landfill! As a result, GHG emissions and high costs are incurred to transport wasted material resources and pay tipping fees to landfills nearing capacity. Furthermore, new materials are too often purchased from virgin resource supply chains, increasing our embodied carbon. Resources, knowledge, and policy are growing to activate resource reuse and circularity.
AIANY Committee on the Environment and Danish Cleantech Hub
Michelle Wiseman, Director of Waste Diversion + Outreach, City of Atlanta
Robert Rising, Principal, NYCitySlab
Yarden Harari, Associate, CallisonRTKL
Justin Green, Executive Director + Founder, BIG Reuse
Shannon Goodman, Director, Lifecycle Building Center
Garry Cooper, CEO, Rheaply
David Briefel, Sustainability Director, Gensler
Alejandra Arce-Gomez, Material Repurposing Program Lead, Madrone/GCI General Contractors
Allison Arlotta, Researcher + Build Reuse Board Member
Amanda Kaminsky, Founder + Principal, Building Product Ecosystems