Tag Archive: embodied energy

Sep 29

This Old Recyclable House (Jon Mooallem, NYTimes Magazine, 9/28/08)

Yesterday, the NYTimes Magazine featured an in-depth look at “deconstruction” — tearing down old houses and buildings in order to reclaim virtually 100% of the building materials. It’s an intriguing concept — with complicated economics and market forces at work. On the surface of it, demolition is faster and cheaper. But deconstruction could contribute in …

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