Greener Demolition During Land Revitalization
Demolition of abandoned and dilapidated buildings is increasing in urban areas across the country as communities struggle with an increase in home foreclosures and abandonment. While necessary for the revitalization of communities, the demolition of structures raises safety and environmental concerns. Greener demolition practices include:
Greener Demolition Tools:
- On the Road to Reuse - Report and bid specification development tools for cities, counties or land banks undertaking large-scale residential demolitions.
- Checklist for Assessing the Feasibility of Building Deconstruction for Tribes and Rural Communities - This checklist provides a starting point in assessing the technical and economic feasibility of building deconstruction.
Greener Demolition Resources:
- Read about how communities are implementing Green Demolition Practices and Sustainable Reuse through Recycling of Construction and Demolition Materials.