The US EPA estimated that just in 2003 alone, US companies generated 170 million tons of building-related construction and demolition waste per year. We want to make a positive impact on that statistic.
Many of the natural resources on the construction site are being repurposed during the project, saving money on transportation costs, removal fees, and providing a clear channel for reuse.
Many of the hardwoods that were necessarily cut down to make room for the new building footprints have been saved for use throughout the campus. Take a look at the updated progress photos showing the trees that will be used in slab-cut form for conference tables, coffee tables, bar-height table tops, and more. Additionally, some of those trees will be used for trim board and building materials throughout the broader project.
We have partnered locally with Quarter Sawn Oak, out of New Hill, North Carolina, to prepare the logs for reuse in the building project.
Follow along at thewhyproject.net for future updates on how The Why Project is staying green.
ESTIMATING 2003 BUILDING-RELATED CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION MATERIALS AMOUNTS, p.17