November 26, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Kansas City, Kan., Oct. 30, 2008) - The Planet Reuse Project in Kansas City, Mo., and the Greensburg, Kan., Arts Center, designed by the University of Kansas Studio 804, have been recognized for Lifestyle Building Challenge 2 (LBC2) Awards.
LBC2 is a partnership of EPA, the Building Materials Reuse Association, the American Institute of Architects, Southface, West Coast Green, and StopWaste.Org. The partnership invited professionals and students nationwide to submit designs that support cost-effective disassembly and reuse of building materials.
Project received the top award in the Professional Built category for their Material Reuse Tool. The tool is an on-line resource that provides homeowners, architects, deconstruction professionals and local municipalities with an industry solution to find, sustainably deconstruct and reclaim building materials. Planet Reuse has supported the reuse of more than 20,100 tons of building materials to reduce more than 2,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. The concept removes common barriers associated with material reuse.Read more...
November 21, 2008
Recently PlanetReuse recieved an award from the EPA in Washington, DC! Here are the pictures from the event (little dark hoping for better ones to come.)CEO Brad Hardin recieving the award
The event was great as a number of industry manufacturers and businesses have committed themselves to sustainable manufacturing and managing the waste from their processes. Of course, PlanetReuse was recieving an Innovation award for sustainably using reclaimed materials!Photo:
Roderick Bates -Kieran Timberlake, Michael Mariano-Schemata, Pam Swingle-EPA, Brad Hardin-PlanetReuse, Benno van Noort-Van Noort Designs LLC
November 21, 2008
A big thanks to Walt Bleser for arranging our last lunch and learn with the team at HNTB! It was a great turnout and exciting to hear how HNTB has embraced sustainable design practices and are so open to material reuse! We look forward to working with HNTB and their talented design staff soon.
November 14, 2008
We've recently released our 2.5 version. Unfortunately, the last build had a minor bug with the image thumbnails on the material listings page we're working on fixing this evening.
We believe that all of the issues have been captured and taken care of, but be sure to email us at dfox @ planetreuse.com or comment in this thread if you identify any other usability issues. As always, we welcome feedback and recommendations on how to improve the user experience over at PlanetReuse.(oh, and watch for the release of the online shop for our 3.0 version in January!)
Daniel Fox, CCO
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 @ planetreuse.com or join us at PlanetReuse.com
to learn more about our online tools to help you locate, source and resell reclaimed commercial and residential building material.* image taken by TheReusePeople.org
November 11, 2008
We've taken your feedback and comments from other sustainably-minded designers and architects to introduced two new tools into the PlanetReuse online engine to help the end user find and source reclaimed and underutilized material for green building.
Our Material Brokering Services help architects and designers incorporate reused materials into their commercial and residential projects. With the relationships we have in place with our partners, PlanetReuse can help locate materials unavailable on the website to help complete your project. With the Request Materials
form, you can place free requests on PlanetReuse to reduce the amount of legwork needed to find reused building material for LEED MR credits. We'll help connect you through our brokering services by sending samples to your doorstep. You can also View Material Requests
other users have submitted online to help you grow your business and help divert construction material from landfill.
Although we're taking down our online Shop temporarily, we're introducing a tool to allow users to enter available materials they have and want to move through our material brokering services. Stay tuned for an update or simply visit http://www.planetreuse.com
on November 12th to see the next evolution of PlanetReuse, connecting contractors, homeowners, architects, designers, architectural reclamation stores, and deconstruction professionals together for a bigger, better online sustainable tool.