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Wednesday, October 9 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Accelerating the Circular Economy with Material Reuse: Necessity, Reality + Aspiration

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The most abundant resource we have for building materials are existing buildings. They represent an enormous investment of resources, energy, and labor. Reusing, and recycling those materials reduces the amount of new resources, energy and carbon we need to build and maintain our buildings. Just as we need to create new Products with Purpose - safe, durable, reusable, low carbon - we also need to repurpose the products and materials we already have. Learn how reuse reduces carbon emissions, preserves natural and historic resources and drives economic development. Explore how we can expand the universe of materials available for reuse.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1 LFA credits
  • 1 AIA LU credit

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Frances Yang

Sustainable Structures and Materials Specialist, Arup Group
Frances specializes in how environmentally preferable and healthier materials contribute to whole-life sustainability performance of our built environment. She is active in Arup's partnership with Ellen McArthur Foundation - developing knowledge pieces on Circular Economy and co-authored... Read More →
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Larry Strain

Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects
Larry is a founding Principal at Siegel & Strain Architects. He is has spoken on materials, sustainability and embodied carbon at conferences throughout the country. He serves on the AIA Materials Knowledge Working group and the boards of the Ecological Building Network and the Carbon... Read More →
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Joe Connell

Executive Director, BMRA
Joe has been promoting the reuse of building materials for over 15 years, through the ReStore network in the Northwest and nationally with ReStores through the National ReStore Council at Habitat for Humanity International. Joe was instrumental in creating a national support system... Read More →
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Andrew Ellsworth

Founder, CEO, Doors Unhinged
Andrew is Founder & CEO of Doors Unhinged, the first US company to exclusively sell reclaimed commercial doors, frames and hardware. He leads all aspects of the company's strategy, develops partnerships, and analyzes new products and markets. Previously, Mr. Ellsworth has worked in... Read More →

Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Room 109 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Attendees (8)