Posted by Richard Hine, managing editor of The Almanac, on Feb 8, 2007 at 12:45 pm
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For more information on "deconstruction" in Portola Valley, check David Boyce's cover story: "Second life: Portola Valley's bid to set a trend in material reuse" Web Link
Also, see the sidebar below:
Learning more about deconstruction
Deconstruction — the careful dismantling of homes and other buildings — can yield large tax deductions, interior fixtures and decorations that may be dated but still useful, and lots of fine old wood from behind ceilings and under floors.
Deconstruction is also considered benign to the environment since it opens up opportunities to reuse materials in ways that reduce greenhouse gas outputs when compared with using virgin and even recycled materials.
For more information, contact:
-- Jim Steinmetz at Reusable Lumber Co. in Woodside: 529-9122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Lillian Clark at RecycleWorks, the resource conservation programs manager for San Mateo County: 599-1447 or email@example.com.
-- Dave Marcan at Marcan Enterprises in Moss Beach: 580-2922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Ted Reiff at The ReUse People of America Inc. in Oakland: 510-383-1983 or tedreiff@TheReusePeople.org.
-- Zanker Road Landfill in San Jose: 408-263-2384.
-- Whole House Building Supply & Salvage in East Palo Alto: 328-8731.
-- Sims | Hugo Neu metal recycling in Redwood City: 369-4161.
-- Raisch Products concrete recycling in San Jose: 408-227-9222.
-- Deconstruction Institute in Sarasota, Florida: Web Link
-- Building Materials Reuse Association in State College, Pennsylvania: Web Link