Green Demolition Technology
|Although green design and
construction has been much talked about the past few
years, one part of green building is not mentioned as
often: green methods used during the demolition phase of
a construction project. Our areas towns and cities
strongly encourage contractors to minimize the amount of
construction and demolition material being sent to the
In response to state regulations,
many communities are using ordinances requiring
construction firms to submit recycling plans for their
construction projects and to report the amount of
materials disposed of and recycled.
By providing prime contractors
with recycling programs and access to facilities, Tinari
Contractors Inc. has made it easier for contractors to
dispose of their waste responsibly. When recycling
facilities increase, so will the mandatory recycling
rates. Tinari Contractors Inc. offers recycling and
waste collection services and are aware of state
regulations and can help prime contractors and property
owners meet their green demolition goals.
(Recyclable) Construction Waste
When potentially recyclable waste
materials are separated from "contaminating" debris, the
recyclable material is considered clean. For example,
contractors that extract fluorescent light fixtures from
an existing building typically have them processed in
order to separate the potentially hazardous waste. The
florescent bulbs and ballast from recyclable materials,
plastics and metal. Although the process of light bulb
recycling is relatively expensive (approximately $6 per
fixture) due to the required processing and hazardous
material disposal fees, it is a vital step in proper
After extracting the clean
material from the job site, the remaining mixed waste
material (construction waste collected together with
debris and/or contaminants) is either transported to a
landfill, or is taken to a waste transfer facility to be
Green Demo Saves Green
Along with environmental benefits,
recycling construction and demolition waste can have
potential cost savings. Usually, waste hauled to a
landfill requires expensive "tip" fees to cover the cost
of burying the material with municipal trash. But
facility-use fees at recycling sites are less than half
that of landfill rates, and cover the cost of processing
the material into saleable materials, such as aggregate
or compost, making it a win-win for both the prime
contractor and the environment.
Earning LEED Points for
Another benefit of green
demolition is that it's a fairly inexpensive and
effortless way for property owners and developers to
earn coveted LEED points. Following are the requirements
for LEED demolition points based on the Commercial
Interiors v2.0 ? MR (Materials & Resources) Section;
Construction Waste Management:
Credit 2.1 and 2.2 involve
diverting construction, demolition and land clearing
debris from landfills. These credits represent
meaningful criteria towards a project's LEED
certification, since both credits are worth one point
each. Credit 2.1 is achieved when 50 percent of the
construction, demolition and packaging materials is
salvaged and/or recycled. Credit 2.2 is achieved when 75
percent of the construction, demolition and packaging
materials is salvaged and/or recycled. Note that the
point for Credit 2.2 is in addition to the point
obtained for Credit 2.1.
Tinari Contractors Inc. will make the best of
recycling all materials listed below.
What Types of Construction
Materials Can You Recycle?
•Dirt and rock
•Metal, including metal siding,
pipe, storage sheds, old appliances, etc.
•Landscape waste, including tree
limbs, brush, ivy, etc.
Construction, Demolition, Recycling, Inc. Southampton Pa
An aerial view of
C.D.R. shows the transfer station where general debris
is dumped inside the building and processed, sorting out
all recyclable materials.
All recyclable yard waste, wood and clean fill is dumped
outside and then transferred out to be recycled.
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