de·con·struc·tion \dē’kən-ˈstrək-shən\ noun. 1. the act or result of taking something apart, carefully separating and saving its individual components: The house was deconstructed and the building materials were salvaged for reuse. 2. The principle process by which reusable building materials are kept out of landfills. 3. A set of procedures that supplies used building materials for retail at greatly reduced prices.
•TRP has deconstructed over 2,000 houses and other buildings to salvage reusable materials.
•TRP has diverted over 350,000 tons of reusable materials from landfills.
•TRP has trained over 500 unemployed, underemployed and disadvantaged workers.
•TRP has trained over 71 contractors, who in turn create needed construction jobs.
Since 1993, architects, contractors and building owners have relied on TRP to keep reusable and recyclable building materials out of overburdened landfills. By de-constructing (instead of demolishing) a building, TRP is able to salvage up to 80 percent of the materials and channel them back into the marketplace through donations and sales at its network of retail outlets.
TRP offers the following green services and products:
Building materials donation and deconstruction • Building materials salvage • Building materials distribution • Great deals on reclaimed building materials and lumber • Project management • Training • Consulting services • Reuse and recycling plans