Friday, October 30, 2009

Climate Benefits of Construction & Demolition Recycling

This program will incorporate presentation on the climate benefits of Construction & Demolition recycling, ways to incorporate deconstruction and recycling techniques on the job site as well as a brief video which chronicles a large scale deconstruction project at the Port of Oakland.

Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris comprises approximately 20% of all materials sent to landfill – landfills are one of the largest generators of methane, a gas that is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Meri Soll from StopWaste.Org will present a variety of resources relating to C&D debris including job site recycling techniques, deconstruction projects and resources, and the important role C&D recycling plays as it relates to climate change. A video titled “Timbers of 802, Chronicles of a Deconstruction project” will be shown which highlights a successful large scale Port of Oakland deconstruction project.

StopWaste.Org is the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board operating as one public agency. StopWaste.Org offers a wide range of programs in the areas of waste prevention, public education, home composting, recycled product procurement, technical assistance, low interest loans and grants to non-profit organizations and businesses.

Meri Soll joined StopWaste.Org in 1996, with previous environmental experience in both the public and private sectors. Meri serves as the primary contact to the construction and demolition industry for C&D recycling projects with responsibilities that include administration of C&D processor diversion reporting, management of the Builders' Guide to Reuse and Recycling and development of regional partnerships to develop a regional C&D recycling facility certification program. Meri also manages the Agency's Revolving Loan Fund, Grants to Non Profit program, and other resource assistance programs for businesses and public organizations. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Committee on the Environment Forum: Climate Benefits of Construction & Demolition Recycling

Time: Noon - 1:30pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.

Contact: 510/464-3600

Cost: None; this program open to all. Please RSVP.


For more information: 510/464-3600

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