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Here's a link to our latest Spring '12 Newsletter.
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Q. What do you get when you connect a forward thinking, global carpet manufacturer committed to environmental preservation with a national broker of reclaimed building material??
A. An outstanding opportunity to push beyond standard recycling with a more sustainable solution.
Over the past few months a partnership between PlanetReuse and InterfaceFLOR has saved tons of carpet tile from the landfill and delivered it to reuse centers across the country.
We’d like to thank Mikhail Davis and the InterfaceFLOR team for a great launch and successful pilot and for supporting carpet reuse opportunities.
Here are some highlights from Mikhail's recent blog post.
"This winter, a partnership with one of the national experts in building product reuse has given us a new tool to tackle tough projects for which our recycling system has had no good solution. The pilot project, working with Nathan Benjamin, Founder of PlanetReuse, has already repurposed more old carpet tile in the first quarter of 2012 that we did in all of 2011."
"What PlanetReuse adds is access to the national community of local building product reuse stores, which has revealed a very interesting fact to us: there exists a sizable aftermarket nationally for used carpet tile for use in multipurpose areas like entryways, basements and garages.
Successful projects in our pilot with PlanetReuse include moving several full truckloads of old competitor polyurethane tile into reuse stores in Denver and Kansas City, where it is selling well. It also turns out that the durable bitumen-backed Graphlar tiles, even after being used in a retail setting, are still sought after by homeowners for use in entryways and garages."
Thank you Mikhail.
PlanetReuse will be participating in the following conferences. Let us know if your planning to attend and be sure to check out our educational sessions or just stop by and say hello!
May '12 - AIA National Convention '12 in Washington, DC- Come see PlanetReuse's reclaimed materials throughout the 2,000SF Open Source Office space in the Expo. There will be reclaimed textile mill wood-clad walls, a 30'+ reclaimed bowling lane tabletop and many other materials.
May '12 - Greening the Heartland '12 - Indianapolis, IN - PlanetReuse presentation "Building a National Network for Local Reuse: A Waste Management Case Study"
May '12 - Big Omaha - Omaha, NE
June '12 - Sustainable Brands '12 in San Diego, CA - We'll be in the Causeway with many other great organizations like Livestrong, Sierra Club, WWF, FSC, 1% for the Planet, The Nature Conservancy, One World One Ocean, and others.
June '12 - Neocon '12 - Chicago, IL - Look for our reclaimed flooring materials
Sept '12 - ASLA National Convention '12 in Phoenix, AZ - Panel Session titled "Site Design and Detailing with Reclaimed Materials - Solutions to Sourcing"
Oct '12 - Reuse Conex '12 - Portland, OR
Nov '12 - Greenbuild '12 - San Francisco, CA
There's a wonderful piece in this month's Architect Magazine this month on the past, present and future of the industry.
The article features some great quotes from leaders in the reuse industry such as the BMRA, CMRA, BNIM, el dorado inc, Deconstruction & Reuse Network, PlanetReuse, Standford University, and many others.
"We are moving away from the status quo of how we handle our construction and demolition waste for many reasons. Dumping has become more expensive and thus less appealing for contractors..."
"If architects really want to look out for the ecosystem, they should start by making the most of what they already have."
Link to the article: Architecture’s Afterlife
You can even earn one HSW/SD CEH (Health/Safety/Welfare and Sustainable Design Continuing Education Hour) for reading this article and successfully completing a free online quiz. To do so, go to: go.hw.net/archceu
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