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Building Material Reuse Association 24 Hour Deconstruction Course

08.13.15 | Announcements

Delta is co-organizing a 24 hour deconstruction training in August. The class will provide demolition workers with deconstruction skills and those who pass the exam will gain a Building Materials Reuse Association Designated Deconstruction credential. The course is open to any construction firm who would like a nationally supported, peer developed, third party credential in deconstruction. A bid notice has been posted…More


Feds give Franklin Park cash to clean up contaminated sites

08.12.15 | In the News

This Chicago Tribune article highlights an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant that will allow seven municipalities in West Cook County to identify and assess brownfields that may be redeveloped. Delta Institute is working with Weaver Consultants Group, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, and others on this project.


August Update from Delta Institute

08.12.15 | Announcements
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This month, we talk about a tool that explains how communities can extract value from vacant homes through deconstruction, introduce you to Driven Doer Martin Brown, and announce some great events we are organizing! Check it out.


Driven Doer: Martin Brown

08.10.15 | Announcements

Once again, it’s time for our Driven Doer series!  This is where we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. This month, we are happy to introduce you Martin Brown, a Technical Associate who has been at Delta for a year and a half, and works on our waste and…More


Extracting Value through Deconstruction

08.06.15 | Announcements

Communities throughout the country are removing vacant and blighted homes. These empty homes may be rich with assets that can yield economic, community, and environmental benefits for each community. Through deconstruction up to 25% of materials in a home can be reused instead of being sent to a landfill. The process which can be done in as little as 1…More