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Deconstruction Trainings

The Sustainability Department is offering free deconstruction trainings from The ReUse Institute, the training division of The ReUse People of America, which has trained over 50 contractors and 500 deconstruction workers throughout the country.

Deconstruction, also referred to as salvage, is a cost-effective and environmentally responsible alternative to conventional building demolition. Deconstruction is the systematic disassembly of a building in order to recover the maximum economic and environmental value of materials through reuse and recycling.

This will be a two-hour workshop for homeowners, contractors, architects, and government staff.  You will learn about the deconstruction process, tax deductions, and how to donate and reuse building materials.

Date: May 21
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Register here.

2024 Deconstruction Training Course

Date: TBD

If you would like to be put on a list to be notified of the next training, please email

Watch this video about deconstruction job trainings!

TRP - The ReUse People of America