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March 05, 2013, 01:32 PM

Starbucks and Responsible Business at Decon 13

By David Bennink

Washington, USA - 2013 is shaping up to be a great year for the recovery, reuse and recycling of building materials. The Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) has released details for Decon '13, to be held in Seattle, April 29-May 1, 2013.

Decon '13 is the only comprehensive national event dedicated to promoting best practices, case studies and industry advancements among the building materials reuse, deconstruction and C&D recycling communities. The theme of Decon '13 is Recover, Reuse, Renew: Building a Green Future.

"By bringing Decon '13 to Seattle we are advancing the conversation around the role of the recovery, reuse and recycling of building materials in the larger green building movement," said BMRA president Tom Napier. "A wide variety of practitioners need to be involved to help close the materials management loop."

Decon '13 offers a fantastic line-up of speakers bringing together the green building movement's leading thinkers and practitioners to share their deep expertise and vision for the future.

Keynote speakers include:
Anthony Perez, Lead Designer of Starbuck's Reclamation Container Drive-Thru
Carol Sanford, author of The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability & Success

More than 40 presentations, off-site field sessions, discussion topics and tours will be led by experts in the fields of building deconstruction, construction and demolition recycling, building materials reuse and design for reuse. The vendor expo will showcase products, professional and trade organizations, job training and development opportunities, occupational safety, industry economics, and governmental policies. The conference is designed to be highly engaging for building practitioners, designers, researchers and public policymakers.

About the BMRA: The mission of the Building Materials Reuse Association is to increase the recovery, reuse and recycling of building materials during building removal and construction.
To register, be an expo vendor or to become a sponsor, please visit

For more information contact the conference co-chairs:
Anne Nicklin: email anicklin at or phone (773) 340-2672
Alli Kingfisher: email Allison.kingfisher at or phone (509) 714-5080

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BMRA: Decon '13

Story Type:  Upcoming Event

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