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Region 2

Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Eight Tribal Nations.

Construction and Renovation: Materials Management

Desired Core Competencies

  • Understand strategies to maximize resource efficiency in materials usage.

Example Topics to Explore

  • Provide an easily-accessible dedicated area or areas for the collection and storage of materials for recycling for the entire building.
  • When renovating buildings, reuse existing building materials, where possible.
  • Recycle and/or salvage nonhazardous construction and demolition debris.
  • Consider the building materials with the following features: salvaged, refurbished or reused materials; recycled content; locally produced, rapidly renewable, certified wood.

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