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Bay Area Deconstruction Working Group

The Bay Area Deconstruction  Workgroup is a group of Northern California deconstruction and reuse leaders from government, private, and nonprofit sectors working to improve policies and practices advancing safe building materials recovery and reuse.

The workgroup first met in December of 2017 to learn about the City of Portland’s successful Mandatory Residential Deconstruction Ordinance and now holds quarterly meetings.

For additional information or to be added to the Workgroup distribution list, contact:

Nicole Tai
Phone: 415.690.0196
Timonie Hood, LEED AP
Zero Waste & Green Building Coordinator 
U.S. EPA Pacific Southwest Region
Phone: 415-972-3282

Meeting Notes and Presentations


October 3, 2018

Workgroup Meeting Notes
Shoshana Micon, Zero Waste Fellow, San Francisco Department of Environment | Presentation
Dave Seabury, Salvage Supervisor, Presidio Trust | Presidio Trust Building Rehabilitation Fact Sheet
Kenneth Yee, Environmental Program Manager, & Chris Bria, Senior Environmental Scientist, CalRecycle | Presentation
Chad White, Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)


March 22, 2018

Workgroup Meeting Notes
Nicole Tai, GreenLynx - Presentation
Meri Soll, Senior Program Manager, StopWaste – Video: – Deconstruction of Building 802
Dave Marcan, President, CEO, Marcan Enterprise, Inc.
Max Wechsler, Acting Operations Manager, Urban Ore, Inc. | Presentation
James Slattery, Construction & Demolition Debris Recovery Assistant, San Francisco Department of the Environment


December 14, 2017

Workgroup Meeting Notes
Shawn Wood, Construction Waste Specialist, City of Portland  | Presentation - with 2018 updates
Joe Connell, Interim Executive Director, Building Materials Reuse Association | Presentation
Timonie Hood, Zero Waste & Green Building Coordinator and Deidre Nurre, Tribal Materials Management Specialist, U.S. EPA Region 9 | Presentation