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C&D Research/Funding

The organizations below are some of the lead research centers on C&D materials management, disposal, and materials reuse. For grant/funding information, refer to our Grant Opportunities page.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center Exit EPA
A subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, NAHB Research Center is the research and development leader in the home building industry. The Center developed its Green Building Guidelines Exit EPA to help the home building industry to understand the “how” and “why” about the trend of green building. Also available from the NAHB Research Center:

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Powell Center for Construction and Environment Exit EPA
Operated by University of Florida, the Powell Center is a research organization primarily dedicated to the resolution of environmental problems associated with planning and architecture activities. The center focuses on the determination of the optimum materials and methods for use in minimizing environmental damage. Check out their current Green Building Exit EPA and Deconstruction Exit EPA projects.

The Hamer Center for Community Design Assistance Exit EPA
The Hamer Center is an outreach and research unit of Penn State University. The Center studies issues relevant to the future of Commonwealth communities and provides education and technical assistance related to land use and transportation, community and economic development, the environment and quality of life.

USDA Forest Products Laboratory
The USDA Forest Products Laboratory conducts research on the recycling of wood and other forest products:

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