Gallery: We Talk With Tracen Gardner of Reclaimed Space About Prefab Bu...


Reclaimed Space works to minimize and even reverse the effects that new building and construction have on the environment. Can you talk about how you accomplish this?

Tracen Gardner: We save a thousand or two cubic yards of landfill waste by deconstructing the structures. If they don’t go to a landfill, they’ll either get burned on site or they’ll get pushed into a hole. It’s just better all the way around. There’s fewer nails left on the job site, there’s less to burn if they are going to burn anything. It’s an encouragement for landowners to want to clean up their land and to sometimes remove a structure that could become a liability. Plus, the fact that we’re reusing the materials makes it less wasteful than if you had to bring in new materials to finish a project.

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  1. refp12 November 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    hey first time on here but my family lost everthing in katrina now still on the fight after all this time , a wounderfull man owner finaced a 13acr for us but no water, septic nothin but clear land well we both on disability now we have taken apart an old home and now tryin to do another my husband is real ill do u have any sugg on how i might be able to get help with well septic
    i just want him to have a real home again we had all the insurance did it all right but still no home ,for once I want to prove to him its still possible thanks

  2. Niki at myscandinavianh... October 16, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Thank you for sharing this interesting post. I live in a carbon neutral area in Sweden and am fascinated by this type of work. Best of luck!

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