Deconstruction addresses the need to take down an estimated 200,000 US buildings each year in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner.
Deconstruction has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 10 years, thanks to new for-profit and nonprofit entities throughout the US. The industry has adapted creatively by introducing state and local rules and ordinances, new tools and equipment, new marketing techniques, joint ventures, social enterprises, cost saving and tax credits.
This Web site spotlights innovative deconstruction groups, projects, publications and events.Deconstruction in Action features reliable deconstruction programs, and also profiles staff members who can assist with new projects.
The publications section identifies new materials available to the public and links to the authors and publishers.
ILSR thanks The Reuse People, Second Chance and Dynasty Deconstruction for their assistance in developing this Web site. These organizations are available to answer general or specific questions, which should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Where appropriate, questions and answers will be published here.