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May 23 C&D Panel Materials

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis co-hosted a C&D Panel featuring three great presentations!

A View from the Dumpster: Construction and Demolition requirements in LEED by Lawrence Lile, Lile Engineering

Digging Deeper: Report on Hard to Recycling C&D Materials by Allison Carmen, Material Mix and Sara Graham, ReSource St. Louis

Deconstruction: A Viable Alternative to Demolition by Eric Schwarz, Refab

You can find the materials from this presentation, including presentations and handouts, posted on the home page of our Construction & Demolition Material Toolkit.

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

USGBC-MO Gateway Seeks Proposals for C&D Research & Education

U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter (USGBC-MGC) seeks a qualified consultant/s for two Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste minimization projects, which are generously supported in part by the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The two projects are:

  • C&D Material Research Project consists of a research project / feasibility study to develop a market for reusing or recycling C&D materials that have been proven difficult to reuse or recycle.
  • C&D LEED v4 Education Project consists of developing a reference tool and educational session that compares C&D and other applicable waste minimization credits in the current version of LEED (LEED 2009) with those credits in LEED v4.

Download the C&D Material Research Project Request for Proposals here.

Download the C&D LEED v4 Education Project Request for Proposals here.

The Request for Proposals for both projects opens on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 and proposals are due by 5 PM Central Standard Time on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

It is acceptable for the same consultant to submit proposals for both projects, but two proposals must be submitted.

Please contact Emily Andrews at (314) 577-0854 with any questions.

Background: USGBC-MGC has always advocated for waste reduction, reuse and recycling as these practices are integral to green building. In 2010, we received a grant from the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District (SWMD) in partnership with Missouri Enterprise and ReSource St. Louis to further address C&D waste reduction. That project included both research and education phases. A survey of C&D best practices and 2 focus groups with professionals in the building industry provided a foundation and background for the education phase, which included the development of a C&D toolkit as well as two live educational sessions for building industry professionals. The toolkit can be found here. The educational sessions, which were presented in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, were very well attending with more than 80 individuals at each session.

USGBC-MGC received a second grant from SWMD in 2012 to continue our education and outreach efforts around C&D waste minimization. The work we seek through these Request for Proposals is funded by this grant.

Recycling Comes Full Circle – Annual MORA Conference

Join the Missouri Association of Recycling (MORA) and the Composting & Organics Association of Missouri (COAM) for this annual conference September 10 through 12. Sessions will cover composting, Constructionn & Demolition Waste, recycling 101, storm debris management and more. Tours will visit the Missouri Botanical Garden and Busch Stadium as well as a St. Louis Composting’s largest facility.

MORA’s Annual Conference will be at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.

Learn more or register at

Application and RFQ for C&D Recycling Pilot

ReSource St. Louis and St. Louis County are seeking applications & RFQs for a Construction & Demolition Waste Diversion Pilot Project by January 31, 2012.

The Pilot Program seeks to demonstrate that C&D waste diversion is the best-practice solution for a sustainable, economically viable community and will serve as a basis for vital, ongoing education and training accessible to the entire building industry.

The Pilot Program will utilize three waste diversion strategies:

  1. Reduction
  2. Reuse
  3. Recycle or Compost

Two projects will be chosen to participate in the Pilot:a medium-sized (20,00 – 40,000 square feet) construction or remodeling projects and the demolition of a medium to large-sized structure. Do you have a project that qualifies? Download the application here. Applications are due January 31, 2012.

One project manager will be chosen to manage the Pilot Project. Think you have what it takes? Download the RFQ here. Quotes are due January 31, 2012.

For more information, please contact Chris Kalter with St. Louis County Solid Waste Management Program.