Benefits

Benefits of Deconstruction include:

  • Receive a Tax Deduction on Donated Materials¬†
  • Offset the cost of deconstruction with a tax deduction, making it competitive with that of mechanized demolition.
  • Comply with City of Boulder and Boulder County’s Deconstruction Requirements
  • Enhance Environmental Responsibility
  • Divert Materials from Landfills. Nationwide, construction and demolition debris is estimated at 20% of the waste going to landfills.
  • Enhance Environmental Responsibility
  • Divert Materials from Landfills. Nationwide, construction and demolition debris is estimated at 20% of the waste going to landfills.
  • Maintain a Cleaner Job Site, with Less Noise & Dust. Safe disposal of hazardous materials and decreasing airborne contaminants and lead (keeps the neighbors happy)
  • Create Ecological Job & Training Opportunities. Take part in directing the construction industry toward utilization of Earth friendly methods.
  • Conserve Natural Resources by Reducing Demand
  • Capture, Rather than Waste the Embodied Energy in Materials. The construction industry accounts for over 11% of the total energy consumed each year in the United States. A staggering 85% of this construction energy is used for the production and transportation of new materials.
  • Recover Rare & Superior Grain Materials. Old growth Redwood and Douglas Fir, excellent quality lumber with superior strength, is extremely rare in today’s market.
  • Reuse Components from the Old Building in the New Structure. Effective not only for renovations at historical sites, but also in retaining any original and/or sentimental architectural features.