27 Dec '11, 12pm

Lifecycle Building Center Opens in Atlanta

Lifecycle Building Center Opens in Atlanta

I recently attended the grand opening for the Lifecycle Building Center (LBC), a new non-profit organization focused on building material reuse. The result of long hours of labor by many dedicated people, the LBC’s stated mission is to “make the lifecycle use of the built environment more efficient and sustainable.” Currently established as a subsidiary of the USGBC Georgia chapter, the center's ultimate goal is to be an independent organization that is fully self-sustaining. The LBC has an impressive board of directors , including professionals from Perkins + Will, Southface, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Skanska, and HOK. Currently an all-volunteer effort, they have already begun collecting surplus building products and are starting to sell them for reuse. Community revitalization goals The center is located on the Atlanta Beltline , a 22-mile loop of most...

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