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Sustainable Building Deconstruction Seminar in Pittsburgh, PA February 12, 2009


December 17, 2008
Sustainable Building Deconstruction seminar

It's a practical, one-day seminar for architects, engineers, and contractors where you’ll:
* Learn about the benefits of deconstruction
* Explore opportunities for materials reuse and recycling
* Learn about deconstruction techniques, tools and safety precautions
* Discover how to qualify for LEED materials and resources credits
* Examine regulatory and historic preservation requirements

Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, February 12, 2009
6.0 AIA SD/HSW Learning Units
6.0 New York HSW Contact Hours for Architects
6.0 New York Contact Hours for Engineers

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PlanetReuse at Great Lakes Reuse Conference & Greenbuid


November 22, 2008
What a great week!

The Great Lakes Reuse Conference in Buffalo, NY featured many great speakers and discussions on deconstruction. The perfect size for these discussions, one-on-one dialogs with others on how to best address the ever-increasing vacant building stock in the Northeast and all over the country, was inspiring. There are so many great people and outstanding organizations, all with common goals. BuffaloReuse did an outstanding job of pulling the conference together- they even got us our first snow for the year! They have great leadership in Michael and his team – one that is helping in so many ways with deconstruction and in the community. BMRA as always was a great foundation for bringing so many leaders in this field together.

Greenbuild 2008 in Boston more than lived up to the hype that has echoed through the design and construction communities since last year’s conference! It was cold outside but the energy inside had things heated up. Common themes were heard throughout the week all related to the economy where it is, the new administration coming in DC, with the “green movement” growing at an exponential rate and an increasing need to educate our youth to continue to push for change. Rick Fedrizzi summarized things well in the opening address "Revolution is a powerful word," he said, and it can be measured in many ways, "but what counts the most is that we are changing people's minds about what matters." He said we have gone beyond the revolution of ideas and achieved a revolution of values. Congratulating Americans on the election outcome, keynote speaker Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, "you have helped to usher in a new are one of the craziest countries I know.... an incredible nation, incredible people... he's an incredible guy! I'm not jealous, no!"

We are in a unique time that we can all work together to help. Looking at building certification is a good start, but we also need to look beyond by thinking o
utside of the LEED scorecard and follow-up by verifying that buildings are performing as designed. It was great to meet with so many like-minded vendors and architects throughout the event; we look forward to helping you grow your business. Please let us know how we can help you on your next project, and we look forward to seeing you over the next year and at our booth in Phoenix at Greenbuild 2009!

Thank you to all of the new friends of PlanetReuse I met, and if I missed you this week, thanks for visiting our website and please let us know how we can help you out.

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Meet with PlanetReuse at Greenbuild and Great Lakes Reuse Conference!


November 17, 2008
Meet up with CEO Nathan Benjamin, LEED AP, at the Great Lakes Reuse Conference in Buffalo on November 17-18th and Greenbuild 2008 in Boston from November 19th-21st. He'll be at both conferences to speak about how PlanetReuse can help source reclaimed materials for projects and trends in the sustainable marketplace with our friends and partners.

You can shoot Nathan a direct email at or call his mobile at 816.918.1120 to set up a meet and greet at one of these two great conferences.

See you there!

Nathan is a LEED accredited construction manager and has over 11 years of industry experience, including many sustainable and LEED-certified projects. The operations management skills that he brings to PlanetReuse, coupled with his expansive knowledge of the industry, help direct and drive overall operations and business development. Nathan is known for his passion for sustainability, the arts, and the community...and for his recently acquired wedding planning skills.

PlanetReuse now offers deconstruction consultation services


November 11, 2008
With our Deconstruction Consultation Service, we help municipalities, building owners, demolition and general contractors to evaluate materials that can be reclaimed, reused and recycled for commercial and municipal projects. PlanetReuse can generate the necessary UL Certification, Structural Engineering Reviews, LEED Innovation Point Potential and other documentation required to resell building materials. We fully inventory all reusable materials, with documentation, photographs and other information in our searchable database, made available for architects and designers online.

Contact us at info @ or join us at to learn more about our online tools to help you locate, source and resell reclaimed commercial and residential building material.

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