At CheckSammy, we use a balanced approach for sustainable demolition. We look at the feasibility of material salvage and reuse in the circular economy, as ways to mitigate the cost and maximize landfill diversion metrics. We have extensive experience in terms of the likelihood of reuse of the various building elements versus the complexity of recovery and other impacts to the local community.
In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed voluntary guidelines for the sustainable management of CDW that encourage the use of recycled and recyclable materials, the reuse of construction and demolition waste, and the proper disposal of waste. No other company is capable as CheckSammy is when planning and executing sustainable demolition to maximize the percentage diverted away from landfill - it’s at the core of what we do.
In the US, more than 130 million tons of demolition waste is generated each year. Much of this material is made up of concrete, bricks, asphalt, glass, metals, plastics and wood. The building and construction industry is one of the largest waste generators in the world. It’s estimated that construction and demolition activities account for roughly 30% of the solid waste generated each year, according to the UN. In the US, this figure is even higher, with construction and demolition waste accounting for up to 50%.
Deconstruction is the process of carefully demolishing a structure piece by piece, salvaging and reusing as many components as possible for other projects, which reduces the need for new resources and minimizes waste.
This is where certain sections of a building are removed while leaving the main structure intact, which is ideal for renovating properties without getting rid of all existing structures.
Increasingly popular, this leverages eco-friendly practices to minimize the environmental impact of demolishing a building, such as recycling materials, using non-toxic materials and ensuring that the local environment is not affected.
Waste materials can be incinerated to produce energy that can then be used for power. Gasification involves converting construction waste material into a gas that can be used as a fuel. Plasma gasification uses high-temperature plasma to convert waste material into a gas that can also be used as a fuel. Each approach has its own advantages and disadvantages but all have potential to make a significant contribution to waste reduction.
Traditional demolition methods often result in a significant amount of waste, pollution, and environmental damage. Sustainable demolition, on the other hand, focuses on minimizing the negative impact on the environment and maximizing the recovery and reuse of materials. Many people think that “sustainable demolition” means it’s going to cost more, but that’s simply not the case. It means that you’re proactively planning to re-use or re-sell the material, generating value from those materials while reducing landfill disposal costs. By choosing sustainable demolition, you're not only contributing to a healthier planet but also potentially saving costs and resources in the long run.LEARN MORE
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We don't believe that sustainable means more expensive. In fact, speneding on the material in place, it can be fiscally beneficial to repurpose the material rather than dump it in a landfill.
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