ReStore Home Improvement Center

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ReStore Home Improvement Center

  1. 1. ReStore Home Improvement Center • Non-profit building materials thrift store • Springfield, MA
  2. 2. Our Mission • Reuse valuable building materials • Make home improvement more affordable • Create local jobs and provide job training
  3. 3. Why is our product green? New (Surplus) or Used • Embodied energy – Raw Materials – Labor – Manufacturing – Transportation
  4. 4. Why is our product green? Waste Diversion • Energy and resources spent saving rather than destroying materials • Less waste into landfills
  5. 5. Why is our product green? Locally Harvested Less transportation, marketing, labor and overhead
  6. 6. What kind of product to expect? Everyday Stuff Doors, windows, cabinets, flooring, plumbing and lighting and electrical.
  7. 7. What kind of product to expect? Architectural Salvage columns-stonework
  8. 8. What kind of product to expect? Vintage lighting-clawfoot tubs-farmers sinks-radiators
  9. 9. What kind of product to expect? Oddball bowling lanes and phone booths
  10. 10. Where does our product come from? • Commercial Donors • Home owners
  11. 11. Where does our product come from? • Free Pick Up Service • Walk-in anytime • Deconstruction
  12. 12. ReStore Deconstruction is real “Green” Demolition
  13. 13. Deconstruction Benefits The Environmental Benefit • Maximum recovery • Reduce waste • Reduce jobsite contamination • Potential LEED points • Create a source for “locally harvested” products • Redirect recyclables to market
  14. 14. Maximum Recovery and Recycling We don’t “cherry pick” (unless you tell us to) • We reuse: • We recycle: – Doors – Wire – Windows – Pipe – Hardwood floors – Asphalt Shingles – Cabinets – All Metals – Trim – Clean wood – Stair parts – Plumbing fixtures – Lighting fixtures (including outlets and switches) – Siding – Sheathing – Subfloors – Batt and blown insulation – Framing lumber

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