The Design for Reuse Primer is a free e-book, which profiles 15 successful material reuse projects from across the U.S. and Canada. A culmination of a two-year, USGBC-funded research project, the Primer uses in-depth interviews with key team members to illustrate the many creative ways in which reused materials are incorporated into building design and construction. From a school for children with learning differences to a center for holistic living, the case studies contained in the Primer provide insights about the material reuse process in a wide range of contexts. By discussing the challenges and demonstrating the benefits of reclaimed materials, the Primer is intended to demystify and inspire reuse.
Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council; Principal Investigator and Research Team: Public Architecture; Advisory Team: California Integrated Waste Management Board, Material Reuse, San Francisco Department of the Environment, StopWaste.Org, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9