Tue February 11, 2014
You've heard about LEED certified buildings. How about LEED demolition?
Advanced Community Enhancement (ACE), Building Value, Rumpke and the Uptown Consortium are taking down an old laundromat in Avondale. The hot thing in construction right now is LEED certification for highly efficient and sustainable structures. These organizations though are trying to achieve LEED platinum demolition standards. They're repurposing or recycling 90 percent of the building's materials.
Furnishings and building materials are being removed by Building Value and will be sold in the organization's retail store in Northside. The building's structural components will be recycled. The bricks, for example, will be ground up and used in roadway construction.