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BPS News: New Professional Training: Salvaging Commercial Construction Debris

BPS News

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Christine Llobregat
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability


New Professional Training: Salvaging Commercial Construction Debris

LEED Green Associate and LEED AP students: Earn four GBCI continuing education hours


Salvaging Commercial Construction Debris is a new professional training opportunity in early March, and was designed for the commercial and demolition contractor community.  Participants will learn about desirable materials, benefits of salvage, salvage logistics and then receive a tour of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. LEED Green Associates and LEED AP students can earn four GBCI continuing education hours for their attendance.

“This workshop will help contractors understand how to cost effectively salvage demo material for reuse,” said Caitlin Powell, project engineer, SkanskaUSA Building. “It’s an exciting opportunity that will bring leading industry professionals together for a unique learning experience.”

Speakers include Joe Connell, Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore; Shane Endicott, The ReBuilding Center and Chrisl Mallet, SD Deacon.


Workshop details

  •     Thursday March 8, 2012

  •     2:30pm – 5 pm

  •     Convention Plaza, 123 NE 3rd Avenue, Portland (entrance and parking on NE 2nd Avenue)

  •     Fee: $35

  •     Registration is required.

  •     Register online.

Following the training and the tour, Habitat ReStore will host a networking event with beverages provided by Hopworks.

The training is sponsored by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, METRO, SD Deacon, Portland Development Commission and Cascadia Green Building Council.

Please direct questions about the workshop to: or 503-823-5468.