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UHC Lecture Series 2008 4) Building a Future for Construction and Demolition Debris

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 6:30-8:00pm
Lincoln Park Branch Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL

4. Building a Future for Construction and Demolition Debris

Lecturer: Jenna Kunde, WasteCap Wisconsin
Date/time: Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30pm
Location: Lincoln Park Branch Library
1150 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL (map)

Lecture summary

As sustainable building takes hold across the nation, more and more people are seeking ways to reduce and recycle construction and demolition debris. This lecture will look at the trends in construction and demolition debris recovery, investigate why reuse and recycling of construction and demolition debris is important and growing, provide attendees with case studies of successful construction and demolition debris reuse and recycling along with ideas of how you can replicate these successes on your projects, and discuss reuse and recycling markets — what’s available, what happens when the materials leave the job site, what to watch out for, what the trends are.

Speaker biography

Jennifer Kunde, Executive Director for WasteCap Wisconsin, has worked in waste reduction and recycling for sixteen years and is known nationally for her and WasteCap’s work in construction and demolition debris recycling. WasteCap Wisconsin has helped over $3 billion of construction and demolition projects successfully reuse and recycle. In addition, she co-authored and serves as a trainer for WasteCap’s day-long Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Training and Accreditation program.

Kunde was named “Recycler of the Year” by Wisconsin’s state recycling association. Under her leadership, WasteCap Wisconsin developed the first drywall recycling efforts in Wisconsin for Type X drywall, obtained the first-in-the-state exemption for recycling of engineered wood along with dimensional lumber, coordinated the first-in-the-state ceiling tile recycling effort and one of the first commercial carpet recycling efforts.

She gives presentations locally, statewide and nationally about WasteCap’s work including recent presentations at Greenbuild, National Recycling Coalition, Decon, and the National Environmental Performance Track Conference. She was also a member of the planning committee of Decon ‘07 and Chair of the Waste Reduction Workgroup of Wisconsin’s Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal.


This event is free to the public, but pre-registration is required.
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Seating is limited to 25.

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