Construction & Demolition Waste Panel

LEEDv4, Diversion Best Practices, and Deconstruction, Oh My!
Presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway and Associated General Contractors of St. Louis

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The St. Louis Region and the Midwest are blessed with open space and low tipping fees, which means that it is easy to overlook where our generated residential and commercial waste ends up. Despite this, many contractors and owners are looking for ways to divert materials from our landfills – through reuse, recycling and smart planning. With support from St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management, USGBC-Missouri Gateway recently conducted two small research projects to learn more about the C&D credits in the next version of the LEED Green Building Rating System (LEEDv4) and to study some of the more difficult to C&D materials to reuse and recycle.

Join us for a free educational panel on Construction & Demolition Materials hosted by USGBC-Missouri Gateway and the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis on the State of Construction & Demolition Recycling in St. Louis. The panel will include a discussion of the recent USGBC-Missouri Gateway research projects as well as two local case studies – one on opportunities for C&D diversion on a Washington University project and the second on Deconstruction as an alternative to demolition.


  • Lawrence Lile, Lile Engineering – A View from the Dumpster: Construction and Demolition requirements under LEED Version
  • Allison Carmen, Material Mix and Sara Graham, ReSource St. Louis – Digging Deeper: Report on Hard to Recycling C&D Materials
  • Sara Graham, ReSource St. Louis and Gary Steps, Butterfly Energy Works – Washington University Pilot Project: Opportunities for C&D Waste Diversion
  • Eric Schwarz, Refab – Deconstruction: A Viable Alternative to Demolition

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hour and 2 AIA/CES CEH

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE: 6301 Knox Industrial Drive (63139), Second Floor Assembly Room – Map

FEE: Free!

REGISTER: Register online through USGBC-Missouri Gateway or through AGC of St. Louis.


  • Acquire an understanding of the differences between C&D related credits in the current version of LEED 2009 compared to those in LEED version 4
  • Examine options for C&D materials diversion In Missouri and share best practices
  • Explore potential higher use solutions for difficult to recycle and reuse C&D materials
  • Recognize lessons learned from recent C&D Pilot and Deconstruction Projects in the St. Louis Region
  • Capture and expand upon possible business case options as they relate to LEED requirements and personal best choices.

This project is supported by the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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