GRN Recycle Talk FAQ

From: Fred Friedman (FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPA.GOV)
Date: Wed Jun 02 1999 - 13:10:13 EDT

Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 13:10:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman)
Subject: Re: Recycling Incentives for Construction Projects (Ross)

June 2, 1999

Dear Ross,

The available recycled construction materials and sources of them and a huge quantity. First some sources:

For a database of available construction materials with recycled content: The Sourcebook for Sustainable Design: A Guide to Environmentally Responsible Building Materials and Processes by Andrew St. John, Boston Society of Architects.
For a second by US Dept. of Commerce, NIST, BEES 1.0: Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability Technical Manual and User Guide by Barbara Lippiatt. NIST document # NISTIR 6144. Obtain from: Nist, Building 226, Room B226, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

For case studies of building with green builder programs including using recycled materials::
Austin, TX, Green Builder Program, contact 512-499-7827 or

Los Angeles Citywide Sustainable Design Taskforce, contact William Holland, City Architect, Chairman of the Task Force, 213-847-6370.

For a wealth of info on recycling, recycled materials, sustainable approaches to building, etc. see Environmental Building News, 802-257-7300.

For a great resource guide on all aspects of the green construction industry including recycled raw/building materials, see:

  Creating Sustainable Buildings, Volume 2: A Resource Guide, by Tufts University, Dept. of Urban and Environmental Policy, 617-627-3394.

Also, Building With Value: The Sustainable Building Collaborative, Portland, OR, 503-235-0137.

- Research Library for RCRA

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