“Interesting Leed Project”

Ken Hirsch

What a great article from The Utah Office of “Deconstruction Services in Utah”

Project Summary: Silverado Construction, a local Utah contractor working toward deconstruction certification through The ReUse People of America, completed a full deconstruction of a nearly 6000 square foot home in Park City. Property owner Gregor Bailar is building a new net-zero home on the site and hopes to achieve LEED platinum certification. In order to accomplish this, the Bailars needed a green alternative to demolition that would award them LEED points for waste diversion, reuse, and recycling. After contacting Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch counties, Mr. Bailer learned about deconstruction and material donation through The ReUse People. He contacted Daniel Salmon, received a free assessment and appraisal estimate, and chose to deconstruct his home rather than demolish it. Work began at the end of August by first removing light fixtures, appliances, doors, plumbing fixtures, trim, electronics, and flooring. After all "soft stripping" goods were removed, crews from Silverado Construction & Remodel then went to work on taking down the drywall, removing and recycling power cables, and removing the roof shingles. Once the roof was cleared of OSB and shingles, the roof structure was methodically and carefully dismantled. Roof trusses were lowered to the floor and disassembled there. Eventually the main floor - joists and all - was deconstructed and salvaged. Final elements were a large exterior deck, spa, and basement framing. This massive job was completed on-time thanks to good weather and the professional experience of Silverado Construction. The final results are as follows: 14,521 board feet of dimensional lumber salvaged 1,831 linear feet of TJI engineered floor joists reclaimed and reused 68, 811 pounds of building materials diverted from the landfill 325 pounds of metals recycled  To learn more about deconstruction in Utah, building material donation, and its benefits, please call Daniel Salmon at: (801) 200-6092. Daniel can provide a free, friendly assessment of your project, an initial estimate of value, and details on the process. Don't demolish your home. Donate it through deconstruction and dismantling!

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