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Deconstruction & Building Materials ReUse Network, Inc.


Deconstruction Network is an environmental public benefit corporation 501(c)(3), committed to promoting and empowering deconstruction practices and growing a greater reuse network for quality building materials through partnerships with complimentary operations and organizations. Deconstruction Network works to advance the principle of “reduce, reuse, and recycle” within the construction and demolition industries by empowering homeowners, building industry professionals, and civic leaders in California to choose deconstruction over demolition. What is deconstruction? Deconstruction is the careful dismantling and reclaiming of a structure's reusable, finished materials and rough lumber.


Prior to starting Deconstruction Network in 2007, Lorenz Schilling worked for six years in the deconstruction industry and recognized that homeowners needed more user-friendly programs available to them if they were going to choose deconstruction over demolition.


Deconstruction Network streamlines the donation process so that everything from the initial assessment, to hiring a contractor, to receiving completed IRS forms at the conclusion of the job, is simple and straightforward.

Materials Accepted Source of Materials Collection Services Geographic
Service Area
Salvaged, raw, and finished home building materials. Homeowners donate their home’s reusable materials salvaged during the deconstruction process. We coordinate the collection with our complementary nonprofit partners--various Habitat for Humanity ReStores: East Bay, Santa Barbara, Orange County and Greater Los Angeles. California

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Last updated: May 23, 2014
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