Conference for Green Building and Waste Reduction

The Carolina Recycling Association, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources and US EPA Region 4 are presenting the “Southeast Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Conference” December 6-8 at the Marriott Downtown Columbia, South Carolina to showcase strategies to recycle debris from construction and demolition sites.

The conference will offer an educational program focusing on markets for recyclable materials (such as shingles, wood, aggregate, and gypsum), methods of on-site separation of materials, strategies to earn US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits on construction projects, an overview of materials that can be used for greener building, and more.

An exhibit hall will offer attendees a chance to network with providers of recycling services, vendors of green building materials, and equipment. The exhibit hall will be open during a Tuesday evening reception from 5:30-7p.m; and all day Wednesday, December 7 during the conference.

The intended audience for the conference is the building industry (general contractors, home builders, designers, architects, and engineers), the solid waste and recycling industry (material processors, haulers, manufacturers of green building materials and supplies), and government leaders (local, state, federal). These stakeholders in greener building are encouraged to attend.

Conference hosts strongly encourage members of the building industry to attend this event as it was designed and scheduled with the construction season in mind; as construction projects slow down for winter months, builders have an opportunity to come and learn new waste reduction and green building tools for their tool box.

Registration is open for attendees and exhibitors. To learn more about the conference or to register, please visit www.cdrecyclingconference.com/2011/.

The Southeast Construction and Demolition Recycling Conference is eligible for the following Continuing Education Units:

* National Association of Home Builders CEUs: Designations CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, CAPS;

* Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA): Maximum of 11 CEU’s towards MOLO (3 for tour, 5 for all sessions on the 7th, 3 for all sessions on the 8th);

* NC SWANA: 5 CEUs for landfill certification or 5 CEU’s for Transfer Station certification; and

* US Green Building Council LEED: pending.


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