The Business Case for Deconstruction
This report measures the potential value of deconstructed and salvaged materials across the whole of Metro Vancouver.
Data for the report was analyzed from a top down and bottom up approach in which Metro Vancouver’s total construction and demolition (C&D) waste was compared to a set of sample projects provided by Unbuilders. Demolition wood and concrete were the primary material focus of this report because they are the two largest material compositions in the C&D industry that influence the ability to create a demolition-deconstruction shift in Metro Vancouver.
Authors: Kinsey Elliott, Erica Locatelli and Carl Xu
Supported by: Unbuilders, BCIT and VEC
Focus Category: Green Economy
Published: July 14, 2020