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Design for Reuse Primer Released


September 22, 2010
Here's a great newly released publication for the material reuse industry.  With a real need to showcase the success stories seen in the increasing number of projects incorporating reclaimed materials as well as discuss the process, this Primer is a must read.

Funded by the US Green Building Council, this free publication shares the stories of fifteen innovative projects, from across the United States and Canada, which have successfully incorporated reused materials.

The 15 diverse projects in the Design for Reuse Primer demonstrate new models of “building green.” Material reuse is always integral to a sustainable vision of how to tread lightly on the earth, be economically pragmatic, and nurture a community. From a school for children with learning differences to a center for holistic living, these case studies are intended to provide insights about the material reuse process in a wide variety of context. By discussing the challenges and demonstrating the benefits of reclaimed materials, they hope to demystify and inspire reuse.

The Design for Reuse Primer publication and website are the latest resources of Public Architecture's ongoing efforts to demystify and promote building material reuse.

Download Public Architecture’s newly released publication, the Design for Reuse Primer

There are many great projects that are reviewed in the Primer.  PlanetReuse enjoyed working on two of the fifteen projects:

- Omega Center Center for Sustainable Living
- Operation Comeback 5200 Dauphine Street

Both projects had amazing owners and design teams that really pushed the boundaries in incorporating reclaimed materials.

Visit to download the primer and learn more.

Summer Opportunities - July Flyer '10


August 23, 2010
Looking for options on your project where you can save money and divert materials from landfills?  There are some great reclaimed, excess new and FSC options from great sources throughout North America in our latest PlanetReuse flyer.  The latest summary contains some innovative materials and a lot of great deals.  Here are just a couple:

Granite Pavers/Brick made from excess/discarded granite scrap  - Perfect for commercial and residential installations, these brick cut from scrap granite countertop material are perfect for walkways, countertops, backsplashes, flooring, sidewalks, etc.  Sustainable and durable solutions with great color selection, thickness options, and variety of finishes

Excess New CFL Lightolier Fixtures - 50% less than the price of new.  Canceled project with single and dual-lamp fixtures still in original boxes available immediately.  There are 350 of each type - excellent opportunity to save money!

To check out the latest flyer, click here.

Don't see what you are looking for?  Just let us know what you are looking for and we'll find it for you.

Want to join our newsletter so you receive updates as they are sent out?  Register for our newsletter and flyers here.

Going to GreenBuild? Come see PlanetReuse on the panel in Session BL08 - Mining the Urban Environment: Navigating the Reuse Opportunities


October 28, 2009
Come see us in Session BL08. The panel and the topic have changed from what may have read when you registered. The changes will be noted in the insert in the Agenda/Schedule you receive when you check in, but the following is the new topic and modified panel:
Topic: Mining the Urban Environment: Navigating the Reuse Opportunities
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 11, 2-3:30pm.
Moderator: Amanda Sturgeon - Senior Associate, Perkins+Will
Speakers: Nathan Benjamin - Principal + Founder, PlanetReuse
Steve Baer - Sr. Consultant - Five Winds International and PE Americas
Come enjoy a great conversation in Material Reuse!

Wow what a great response!


December 04, 2008

Thanks to all who attended the live webinar event. We had a great turnout and more people attended then we anticipated!
We have created the NEXT webinar and lifted the number of maximum attendees so that everyone can attend. Guess we didn't realize the interest out there, how exciting!
Here's the info for the next webinar, and thanks for joining the REmovement
PlanetReuse Webinar

Join us for a Webinar on December 17

Welcome to the REmovement! PlanetReuse will be presenting an online webinar for it's users to describe PlanetReuse's new functions, tools and how it alll works.

Title: PlanetReuse Webinar

Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System RequirementsPC-based attendeesRequired: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh®-based attendeesRequired: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

Space is limited.Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

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