Unpainted, untreated wood from building removal and new construction projects is almost entirely combusted as fuel at regional paper mills. Utilizing this material for higher and better uses (like building new DADUs and commercial buildings) will not only create new jobs, reduce short-term climate change impacts, and boost legitimate recycling of other construction materials, but will provide a means of locking up carbon in buildings for decades or centuries to come.
This session will cover market development efforts for wood, case studies of projects that have used salvaged wood for framing and structural members, recognition of the local deconstruction industry, and local government catalysts for wood market transitions.
Terrance is the Recycling & Sustainability Program Manager for the King County Solid Waste Division of the Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP). He has experience in GHG reduction strategy development, renewable energy projects, planning, policy development, budgeting, grants, and database management.
Terrance has a degree in Sustainable Urban Development from UW. At King County, Terrance is responsible for data management, developing and managing the C&D Grant Program, regulatory enforcement, and incorporating green building practices into county-owned projects within Solid Waste’s jurisdiction.
Kinley Deller provides construction-related waste reduction and recycling assistance to project managers, contractors, architects, and developers for the King County GreenTools program.
Building on over 20 years of experience in the waste reduction field, Kinley is well-versed in deconstruction techniques and practices and has been instrumental in promoting the concept of Design for Disassembly to maximize the potential for future building reuse.
Alex is a program manager in the King County Solid Waste Division of the Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP). He manages King County LinkUp’s clean wood and mattress recycling market development projects and co-chairs the Northwest Product Stewardship Council.
Since 2018, Katie Kennedy has served as Seattle Public Utilities’ waste diversion lead, focused on construction and demolition waste. Katie manages the city’s requirements around C&D recycling and diversion, including material disposal bans, mixed-waste processing facility sampling, waste diversion reports for building permits, and salvage assessments.
Prior to working for the city, she worked as a consultant for 16 years, focused on developing solid waste management plans, managing large-scale waste characterization studies, and conducting recycling market research. Katie’s work on recycling market research included investigating and finding solutions for collection, processing, and markets for carpet and asphalt roofing shingles.