Fact Sheet on How to Save with Deconstruction
Deconstruction, as it relates to the construction industry, is the process of strategically dismantling a building, home, or virtually any sizeable structure. The purpose of this particular process is to salvage and reuse the functional parts saved via the careful steps involved with deconstruction. Green Donation Consultants supports residential deconstruction and commercial deconstruction, encouraging property owners, real estate groups, developers, and other construction associations to consider this process whenever a substantial amount of material would otherwise be discarded from a project.
On the other hand, the harmful end is demolition, which is essentially the rough dismantling, razing, destroying, implosion, explosion, or smashing of any building or structure, including any attached parts or contents within. Among many negatives, the process of demolition can be even more hazardous than construction in regard to the safety of those on-site.
Deconstruction Delivers a Financial and Environmental Solution
Deconstruction offers a financially attractive option, with many of our customers referring to it as “found money,” allowing them to add significant dollars back into their construction, development, and redevelopment projects. Not only that, but deconstruction is, virtually without comparison or contestation, the superior environmentally responsible alternative to traditional deconstruction.
The following lists other undeniable benefits that make residential deconstruction and commercial deconstruction an intelligent choice for you, regardless of whether you’re a homeowner, small contractor, big developer, or real estate association.
Earns Significant Tax Deduction
Property owners can secure significant tax deductions for donating their salvaged building materials to a qualified organization whose mission it is to salvage and distribute reusable building materials. The size of the deduction can actually be quite substantial. This alone can offset the cost of the deconstruction, with the deconstruction tax deduction increasing along with the square footage of the structure, quality of the materials, and income tax bracket of the property owner.
Alleviates Overflowing Landfills
Did you know, on average, construction and demolition rubbish accounts for a worrisome 40 percent of materials inhabiting our grossly overflowing landfill spaces? This makes construction and demolition debris one of the largest contributors to landfill waste. The good news is deconstruction has the potential to divert up to a stunning 95 percent of a building structure from heading to the landfill.
Helps Low-Income Families
For folks who might not otherwise be able to afford certain construction materials, deconstruction can help by delivering functional building materials to the general public at a discounted rate.
Generates Employment and Training Opportunities
Fortunately, we’re starting to see some positive momentum in green industries. Green opportunities are contributing to a growing sector of the jobs market. In addition, deconstruction job-skills training has become more widely available to aid individuals seeking entry-level positions in an industry with a brighter, more sustainable future.
Preserves Embodied Energy
Recycling will always be critically important to the health of our planet. However, recycling still requires additional resources and energy to convert salvaged materials to new reusable materials.
On the contrary, deconstruction helps save and get the most from embodied energy, which is the energy associated with the recycling or making of materials and products. That’s because deconstruction allows materials to be reused in their original, current form. Salvaged deconstruction materials are immediately available to be used again without needing to expend more energy for conversion.
Caveat: We don’t want your good deeds to go unrewarded. If you do not donate your deconstructed materials to a qualified organization—for example, via the help of Green Donation Consultants, whose mission it is to salvage and redistribute deconstructed materials for reuse—your donation may be disallowed by the IRS, or the value of your donation could be reduced to a “sale-price.” As experts who specialize in deconstruction, Green Donation ensures you’re getting top value for your efforts. We take care of you every step of the way, educating you on all the implications and even interfacing with your customers to make sure they, too, enjoy a seamless, financially healthy experience.
Expert Green Donation and Deconstruction Services
While the process of deconstruction has been around for a long time, not many owners or organizations take advantage of its numerous benefits. And many of those who have heard of deconstruction have been led astray by misinformation or inaccurate perceptions. Trust the deconstruction experts—we wouldn’t have made it this long—established in 2005—and continued to grow through referrals from countless happy customers if we weren’t offering something truly green for your wallets and our precious planet.
Contact Green Donation Consultants or call today at 540-786-8220 to speak with our team. We’re here to help you and your customers from start to finish, seamlessly integrating deconstruction within your current or planned projects to facilitate a smooth, tax-advantaged process.