Removing Barriers to Deconstruction and Reuse in Atlanta

Removing Barriers to Deconstruction and Reuse in Atlanta

Through the "Atlanta Deconstruction Pilot" Build Reuse, Lifecycle Building Center and the Atlanta Office of Resiliency has been collaborating on introducing deconstruction and reuse to a city through creating a network of local businesses and organization. The focus has been to leverage existing goals, partnerships, and enterprises to educate and engage community and civic leaders about how they can systematically and intentionally embrace decon and reuse as tools to meet their sustainability and economic development goals while creating jobs for the underserved population.  This session will update all on our successes and challenges as we lay a groundwork for working in communities nationwide.

Shannon Goodman has served as Executive Director of Lifecycle Building Center since 2012 and previously spent
13 years working as an architect, including 5 years at Perkins+Will.  In 2010, Shannon coordinated a
large-scale salvage effort for Perkins+Will, from which 62 tons of building materials were reclaimed and
donated to 19 organizations, with a total material savings of over $380,000. This project led directly to
her involvement in cofounding LBC. Shannon is a Registered Architect, a LEED BD+C Accredited
Professional, and a certified Construction Documents Technologist. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree
from Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Michelle Wiseman is the Director of Waste Diversion & Outreach for the City of Atlanta
Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. Michelle’s emphasis is educating and engaging
communities regarding recycling and sustainability issues within the City. Her
responsibilities include partnering with key stakeholders together with internal
departments, city council-members, residents, universities, business groups, non-
profits and others to support environmental outreach and develop.
Michelle is an active member of the Georgia Recycling Coalition, serves with Atlanta
Recycles, and is an advisor to EarthShare of Georgia as well as the National
EarthShare Board of Directors.

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