The Real Deal Miami

Home deconstruction helps environment, economy

September 29, 2008 01:52PM

About 300 houses were deconstructed in America last year. House deconstruction, or reducing houses to their component parts, is environmentally and socioeconomically beneficial because it reuses materials and reduces the amount of energy involved in each construction project. The deconstruction process also employs local workers and reclaims low-cost materials that can be reused by low-income local homeowners.