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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 21, 2020 - The Economics of Deconstruction

May 6, 2020

January 15, 2020

June 19, 2019

February 28, 2019

  • Workgroup Meeting Notes 
  • Brad Guy, Professor and Past Chair of USGBC’s Materials & Resources Technical Advisory Group, Catholic University School of Architecture | Presentation
  • Krista Kuehnhackl, Sustainability Coordinator, County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability | Presentation
  • Eden Brukman, Senior Green Building Coordinator, and James Slattery, Construction and Demolition Debris Recovery Specialist, San Francisco Department of the Environment | Presentation 
  • Resources


October 3, 2018


March 22, 2018


December 14, 2017