...reuse and green jobs in the sustainable city
Today I had the opportunity to visit an exciting project a partner is working on. That partner, Humanim, is an NGO dedicated to workforce development and social enterprise. Their DETAILS program provides job training and employment for people in the local community with barriers to employment. They deconstruct vacant buildings and process the materials for resale and reuse. This diverts these waste streams from landfills (and avoids them being buried onsite) and converts these materials from a waste to a resource.
DETAILS is presently under contract with Baltimore City to deconstruct a block of row homes on Eager Street.
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This home is a custom eco-friendly construction project registered through the LEED Green Building Program
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy battered the east coast with strong winds and a severe storm surge. This charming 1940s cottage, which sat five feet above sea level, was no match for the storm. When the storm abated and the water retreated, what was left was a "Substantially Damaged" home that would have to be rebuilt to comply building codes-- including being 12 foot about sea level.
This time lapse video shows Details carefully deconstructing this home that had been damaged. This process allowed materials to be reclaimed and reused thereby diverting waste from a landfill.