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About a third of what is in our landfills is construction and demolition debris. Increasingly, owners are requiring recycling of construction and demolition debris as part of sustainable building. Learn about new tools and methods available to help your projects successfully recover some of the largest-contributors to landfills and save money.

Recycling Construction and demolition debris does not need to be a pain in the neck or cost and arm and a leg. Cleveland Clinic began recycling C&D debris on its LEED projects in 2007, and has progressively matured the program to include jobs of all sizes, registered or not, across our Northeast Ohio enterprise of 22 Million Square feet and growing. Cleveland Cilnic completed its first green demolition project in 2009.

Understand where the Green Guide for Health Care Addresses Construction and Demolition Debris. Have the tools to engage with Facilities and Engineering to integrate a process for managing this waste stream. Capture the C&D waste generation in your facility’s waste tracking program.


  • Learn about trends in construction and demolition recycling
  • Hear case studies of projects that successfully recycled construction and demolition debris and how you can implement similar practices on your projects
  • Understanding which methods will work for your organization or project is key to a successful program. Learn what criteria matters and how to find the right match.
  • Tracking complex construction jobs and day to day construction waste may be difficult, using numerous vendors or strategies and commingling projects is common. Learn what to sweat and what’s the small stuff.
  • Making C&D recycling standard practice may require a new vendor or modifying existing contracts. Learn key features of a successful RFP for C&D debris recycling services.
  • Not all debris comes from construction projects, sometimes taking down a building is required for the growth of a campus or for safety reasons. Learn about strategies to ensure responsible waste reduction for building demolition and key criteria for demolition RFPs.


Jenna Kunde, WasteCap Wisconsin, Inc.
Telephone: 414-961-1100
Jenna Kunde, WasteCap Wisconsin’s Executive Director, is known statewide and nationally for work in waste reduction and recycling. Kunde’s work includes overseeing successful Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling efforts by WasteCap’s clients throughout Wisconsin. She co-authored and serves as a trainer for WasteCap’s USGBC Education Provider Program – Construction Debris Recycling Training. Under her leadership, WasteCap has created WasteCap Direct, an on line directory of construction and demolition recycling markets and WasteCap Trac, an on line service for tracking construction and demolition debris reuse and recycling results. Kunde was named “Recycler of the Year” and gives many presentations including at: Greenbuild; the National Recycling Coalition conference; Decon; and National Environmental Performance Track. She was also a member of the planning committee of Decon ’07 and ’09 and of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal and the Chair of its Waste Reduction Workgroup.

Christina Ayers, Cleveland Clinic Health System
Telephone: 216-445-7019
Christina Vernon Ayers AIA, LEED AP is the inaugural Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Office for a Healthy Environment, established in 2007. She is a registered architect with more than 10 years experience, most of which focused exclusively in healthcare planning and construction. She oversees the sustainability program across the Cleveland Clinic Health System which has more than 37,000 employees and over 22 million SF in its portfolio. In support of healthy environments for healthy communities; her efforts surround healthy building, healthy operations, better buying while finding champions and innovators within CCHS and its communities. The OHE oversees a network of green teams and advises green building projects throughout this $4.6 Billion enterprise. Under her leadership, the Cleveland Clinic Health System became the first healthcare provider in the United States to sign on to the United Nations Global Compact, and received 13 national green healthcare awards from Practice Greenhealth in 2008. Ms Ayers is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, and served as the 1998 Columbia University Obayashi Technical Fellow. Ms. Ayers speaks frequently about sustainable change in healthcare and in communities, both regionally and nationally.

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