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Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

4300 Cherry Creek South Drive

Denver, CO 80246

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EPA will use your registration information solely for this event. The organizers will not share your information with any third party.

If you require special accommodations, please contact Renae Marshall at by August 15th to make arrangements.

WHO: The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Recycle Colorado, 5280 Waste Solutions, and U.S. EPA Region 8 are co-hosting a deconstruction workshop to convene local deconstruction stakeholders for a full-day, collaborative event.

WHAT: DECONSTRUCTION: the systematic disassembly of a building or its parts in order to recover the maximum economic and environmental value of materials through reuse and recycling.

HOW: Participants will hear about the successes and lessons learned behind the city of Portland Oregon's mandatory deconstruction ordinance. Two panels each followed by group discussions will feature key Colorado deconstruction stakeholders and provide opportunities for participants to network and contribute to the overall discussion. The Deconstruction Life Cycle Panel will discuss the materials recovery hierarchy and how to direct design for disassembly and reuse, salvage and recycle materials in the built environment. The Deconstruction Contractors Panel will explore the opportunities and barriers facing deconstruction contractors in Colorado today.

Agenda: Thursday, August 29th, 2019

8:30-9:20am Registration and Networking

9:30am Introductory remarks from EPA Leadership

10:00am Opening Presentation

Shawn Wood, Portland’s Deconstruction Ordinance – Program Development, Implementation, and Outcomes

10:35am Break

10:45am Deconstruction Life Cycle Panel

Panelists include Brad Guy (Building Materials Reuse Association founder), Corey Biechele

(Habitat for Humanity), and Laura Levesque and Michael Port (Recycle Colorado)

11:45am-12:30pm: Lunch Break (LUNCH IS PROVIDED BY CDPHE)

12:30pm Breakout Discussions

1:30pm Deconstruction Contractors Panel

Panelists include JP Strait (Aspen Deconstruction), Stella Hodgkins (GE Johnson), and Neil

Kaufman (National Center for Craftsmanship)

2:30pm Large Group Discussion

3:30pm Identify Next Steps

4:00pm Closing Remarks

Please RSVP by Friday, August 23rd and feel free to contact Renae Marshall ( or Amanda Hong ( with any questions or concerns.

For more information about deconstruction, visit this EPA resource.

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