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Greenbuild Tour – Innovative (Re)use of Building Materials

November 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This tour covers three examples of innovative use and reuse of building materials. It features the Rebuilding Exchange, a retail warehouse for recycled building materials. Also included are the offices of DIRTT Environmental Solutions and the Natural Resources Defense Council, certified under the Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum for Commercial Interiors. Materials to be highlighted are reclaimed wood and sustainably forested timber, zero VOC finishes, and rapidly renewable fabrics.

  • Discuss considerations and applications of building materials affecting occupant health.
  • Describe the building material reclamation and reuse process, from material harvest to finished installation.
  • Identify the sustainable characteristics of premanufactured construction and product manufacturing.
  • Assess the need for technology in the construction process, such as augmented reality and virtual reality.


Rebuilding Exchange
1740 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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773 252 2234

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