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COTE Greenbag - Useful Waste - Repurposing Construction Mockups

  • AIA Oregon 403 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)


Speakers: Julia Mollner, Associate AIA, CSI; Rebecca Taylor; and Lauren Chamberlain

“Useful Waste” is a PSU Center for Public Interest Design led initiative that aims to reframe the industries view on construction waste and encourage material diversion and reuse. The intent of this initiative is to utilize an overlooked material resource – exterior envelope construction mock-ups - by repurposing the material and responding to pressing social needs, such as the local state of housing emergency. Mock-ups are seen as temporary structures and typically end up in the landfill due to lack of pre-planning and immovability. This initiative facilitates a new process of material diversion within the typical construction schedule and requirements. By repurposing a mock-up, a project team:

· diverts material and reduces landfill waste

· reduces embodied carbon impact from materials

· assists project sustainable goals (LEED, etc)

· could receive tax benefits for charitable donations

· contributes to local community efforts

Earlier Event: September 13
AIA Eugene Small Firms Exchange
Later Event: September 19
EPC Happy Hour with Mackenzie