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Bay Area Deconstruction Working Group - May 6, 2020

The preservation of structures mirrors the pinnacle of waste prevention and reusing building materials by deconstructing older structures instead of demolishing and landfilling helps achieve carbon mitigation, zero waste and circular economy goals.

This webinar will pinpoint overlapping areas between the historic preservation and deconstruction and salvage movements and explore these intersections, which are rooted in the growing international climate heritage movement that aims to bring cultural heritage practitioners to the forefront of climate action. Our featured presenter Stephanie Phillips, City of San Antonio's Senior Historic Preservation Specialist, will share information on the city's ongoing deconstruction and policy initiative as a case study in advancing waste reduction; affordable housing goals; equity in material access; retention of culturally significant materials in the communities from which they originated; and the rebuilding of a local pool of traditional tradespeople.

Agenda, Wednesday, May 6

10:00 – 10:10 - Welcome

10:10 – 10:35 - A Culture of Reuse: Deconstruction & Historic Preservation

10:35 – 10:45  - All for Reuse: Introducing a network of building professionals committed to the reuse of commercial building materials

10:45 – 10:50 - U.S. EPA & CalRecycle Updates

  • Timonie Hood, U.S. EPA Region 9 EPA (PDF)
    • Comprehensive Procurement Guideline Items – Seeking Comments (reused & recycled products) - Due July 6
    • CalRecycle Reuse Grant & Wood Reuse Quantification Methodology/Calculator

10:50 – 12:00 - Resilience Panel: Deconstruction & Building Materials Industry

12:00 – 12:30  - Facilitated Sharing & Q&A