LEED Fellow Kjell Anderson Shares the Questions Green Professionals Should Ask Themselves to Help Reduce Waste



“It doesn’t have to be this way, though. As stewards of the natural environment concerned about the effects of toxins and climate destabilization, we need to do better. As designers of the built environment, we have an opportunity to create a circular economy, where deconstruction feeds into a repair and refurbishment economy, and where new designs call for repurposed or refurbished materials that bring their previous stories and character to a new project. Instead of a material’s ‘end of life,’ we should talk about its ‘end of use,’ since a circular product may be reincorporated into many buildings over many years.”
— Kjell Anderson

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