Title: Green demolition certification

Authors: Bradley Guy

Addresses: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

Abstract: This paper describes a proposed certification as a means to validate |sustainable| building removals by a government agency or building owner. It may be used for several purposes such as: pre-qualifying a contractor, issuing a deconstruction permit, documenting waste diversion goals, or for awarding incentives. Certification is awarded to any project meeting all prerequisites and earning 25 or more credits from a total of 50 maximum credits available, with two bonus credits that may be used to make-up a deficiency in any particular credit category.

Keywords: green demolition; sustainable demolition; building deconstruction; green building practice; building dismantling; certification; sustainability; sustainable development; construction industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2006.008999

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2006 Vol.6 No.3/4, pp.292 - 312

Published online: 10 Feb 2006 *

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