Event Title:

South Bay Guild


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 12/4/2012 5:00:00 PM
End: 12/4/2012 7:00:00 PM


Ted Reiff
The ReUse People of America, Inc.
Founder and President


Harrell Remodeling, Inc.


Dec 4, 2012 2:00 PM
Dec 4, 2012 2:00 PM

Event Deadline:

12/04/2012 14:00

Event Notes:

Topic: Cradle to Grave

Description: Do building materials have a second life? Ted Reiff, Founder and President of The ReUse People, will talk about the benefits of using recycled building materials and which materials can and cannot be re-used.
Through case studies of new construction projects that made use of recycled materials, Ted will give a complete overview of the deconstruction and re-use process.
Presentation Team: Steven Diaz - SD Design
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 1.5 credits
5:00-5:15 Sign In
5:15-5:30 NetworkingExercise
5:30-6:30 Topic Presentation
6:30-7:00 Open Discussion
Registration:  Pre-registration on our website is encouraged and incentivized and is available until 2pm on Tuesday, December 4th.  When preregistering online, folks can pay by credit card or choose to pay at the door with check or credit card.  
Pre-Registered Prices: 
$10 /Members
$15 /Non-Members  
Door Price (Not Pre-Registered): 
$15 /Members and Non-Members 
Transportation Tips:   Parking lot is available for attendees.  Build It Green encourages carpooling to our events and we recommend posting comments in the section below to make arrangements with other attendees. 
Things To Bring:  Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking purposes.  
About the Guilds: Hear from expert speakers on the latest green building issues and share your own experience with your peers. Meetings take place monthly in the South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and San Francisco.  Learn more!

Event Comments:

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows due to our limited venue capacity. Registered attendees can transfer their credit to another colleague (i.e. go in their place) for the same Guild Meeting - not for another Guild Meeting.

Speaker Information:

Ted Reiff is founder and president of The ReUse People of America, Inc. (TRP), an environmental organization that salvages used building materials and distributes them in California, Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas,Texas, Connecticut, North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, District of Columbia and Mexico. TRP is a leader in the emerging field of deconstruction, which, unlike traditional demolition, involves the careful dismantling of buildings in order to preserve their reusable components.
Since its founding in 1993, TRP has deconstructed over 1,000 buildings ranging from single family residences to military housing complexes and large-scale motion picture sets. TRP has diverted over 300,000 tons from local landfills.
TRP is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with additional offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Boulder/Denver, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, West Haven, Charleston, Durham, and Washington, DC and is implementing plans to expand to every major metropolitan area in the U.S. and internationally over the next few years.
TRP works collaboratively with contractors, architects and designers, Habitat for Humanity, the Delta Institute’s ReBuilding Exchange, specialty wood mills, consignment stores and resellers of used building materials. Additionally, TRP is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Build It Green, the Building Materials Reuse Association and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Ted has consulted with private as well as federal, county and municipal governments on demolition waste diversion, deconstruction feasibility studies, demolition vs. deconstruction cost estimating, deconstruction training and project management.
Early in his career, he was a retail systems consultant for an international consulting company specializing in distribution systems. Prior to founding TRP he was managing partner for an investment banking firm that provided a variety of financial services to young technology companies.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Ted is a former member of the Board of Directors of I Love a Clean San Diego, Inc. where he served three terms as President, board member and Treasurer of the Building Materials Reuse Association, and a licensed contractor.
Office: 888.588.9490     Email: TedReiff@TheReUsePeople.org

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  Karen Beck

Contact Phone:

  510-845-0472 x116

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