The Building Reuse Summit

Event Date: October 4, 2011

The Building Reuse Summit is a how-to summit on increasing recover and reuse of construction waste, and will take place during Greenbuild 2011 International Conference and Expo in Toronto. The summit runs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on October 4th, 2011. Registration and more information available here.(external link)

The Summit is being presented by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Building Materials Reuse Association, and is sponsored by Sustainable Prosperity and dontwastewood.com

Event description

Each year in the US alone, over 300,000 buildings are demolished, with the majority of the material ending up in the landfill (US EPA 2003). This results in a significant amount of valuable materials including concrete, asphalt roofing, bricks, metals and lumber being unnecessarily disposed of.

Recovering and reusing construction materials results in the retention of capital resources and supports local jobs. Come learn from industry and government leaders how they are facilitating the recovery and reuse of valuable materials from construction waste with positive economic results.

Topics include

  • The role of regulators and policy makers in developing markets for construction waste recovery and reuse.
  • Tools for designers and contractors to facilitate recovery and reuse of construction materials today
  • Agenda available here(external link)


Who should attend?
Regulators: Government officials and regulators responsible for waste policy, licensing of deconstruction and demolition contractors, development, and specific building policies
Demolition & Waste Sector: Demolition contractors, landfill operators, transfer station operators, and C&D recyclers
Industry Professionals: Architects, structural engineers, building contractors, specification writers, building owners and portfolio managers

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