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{Past Event} - Construction and Demolition Material Recycling: Cost Savings & Environmental Success

August 10, 2007 - 2:00 pm - August 10, 2007 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Construction and Demolition debris is a major component of U.S. landfills. Hospitals across the country are recycling C&D waste, reducing waste volume and saving money. Learn from Institutional Recycling Network and HDR Architects as they present their C&D recycling success! Understand the value of construction and demolition recycling. Include C&D recycling specifications in your next renovation or new construction project. Find a C&D recycler in your area.


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Mark Lennon, Institution Recycling Network
Telephone: 603-229-1962
Mark Lennon is a founder and principal of the Institution Recycling Network, a cooperative organization that helps manage recycling programs for over 110 colleges and universities, hospitals, independent schools, private firms, and other organizations throughout New England. The IRN manages the recycling of over 60 different commodities, including materials as diverse as computers, fluorescent lamps, paper, construction/demolition wastes, and surplus property. The IRN is the most experienced recycler of construction wastes in the Northeast, with knowledge gained on over 50 projects, achieving recycling rates as high at 99.6%. IRN is also the region’s foremost manager of surplus property for reuse. In 2006, the IRN managed nearly 200 surplus property projects, resulting in the distribution of over three million pounds of surplus for disaster relief and economic development in the U.S. and overseas. Before founding the IRN, Mark was recycling coordinator and head of planning and community assistance for the State of New Hampshire. He was responsible for community outreach and networking, promoting increased recycling from the commercial sector, recycling market development, and developing the State’s first statewide plan to achieve a legislated 40% recycling target. In earlier work, Mark was a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in solid and hazardous waste and energy issues. He graduated from Dartmouth College and has a Master’s degree in Ecosystems Research from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Bruce Maine, Sustainable Design Consultant, LEED Accredited Professional, Professional Associate, HDR Architecture
Telephone: 402/399-1198
Bruce Maine has been involved in the architectural design process for more than 20 years. As a corporate specifier he has been instrumental in advocating and generating information on sustainable materials and processes in HDR Architecture’s master specifications. His experience with working with all disciplines in the design industry has given him a unique perspective for sustainable features in the building industry. He manages LEED projects, has drafted a Sustainable Business Plan for HDR Inc., serves as HDR’s Recycling Coordinator, generates material data sheets for life-cycle analyses of construction materials, publishes e-Notes (a newsletter addressing issues of sustainability and the built environment), maintains the Sustainable Products Database and has facilitated an IAQ Program for HDR employees. He is a LEED AP and has contributed to more than a dozen LEED projects.

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