A Life Cycle Approach to Prioritizing Methods of Preventing Waste from the Residential Construction Sector in the State of Oregon

Building Materials, Design, Residential

The purpose of this project by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality was to evaluate the environmental benefits of potential actions aimed at reducing material use and preventing waste during the design, construction, maintenance, and demolition of residential buildings within the state of Oregon. Within this report, the phrase waste prevention practices is used to describe practices that reduce material use or reuse materials – and subsequently reduce waste generation.

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