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Environmentally Friendly Housing Design to be Presented in Atlanta
Release Date: 06/01/2006
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353, firstname.lastname@example.org
(ATLANTA – June 1, 2006) EPA, the Community Housing Resource Center (CHRC) and the Hamer Center for Community Design Assistance at Pennsylvania State University will present the Design for Disassembly (DfD) Case Study home in Atlanta on Saturday, June 3, 2006. The home is a pilot project funded by EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response to reduce waste generated from residential building design and demolition.
Construction and demolition waste accounts for nearly a third of all waste generated in the United States. This case study home near downtown Atlanta creates new construction while planning for adaptability and disassembly at the onset. Using standard construction components, the home features re-positionable walls and a renovation-ready structure. Architect designed for luxury modern living, the home will be adaptable throughout its usable lifespan, and easy to disassemble when necessary.
This pilot extends the DfD concept to construction of residential housing by convening an experts group to formulate innovative DfD principles, building a case study house, documenting research and results, and promoting the incorporation of these principles into future housing design.
Who: Dan Ahern, EPA Region 4
Pamela Swingle, EPA Region 4
Andrea Korber, CHRC
Brad Guy, Hamer Center for Community Design Assistance at Pennsylvania State University
What: Design for Disassembly Case Study home showcasing innovative housing construction. A presentation will be given about the house, followed by a question and answer session and tour of the house.
When: 10:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 3rd
Where: 71 Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30312
For more information, please visit the EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response Innovations web site at www.epa.gov/oswer/iwg or the Community Housing Resource Center web site at www.chrcatlanta.org.