The Barn Deconstruction

The Building & Grounds Barn, originally scheduled to be demolished in preparation for the construction of the new Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts, was instead deconstructed by The ReStore Inc., a division of the western Massachusetts nonprofit Center for Ecological Technology.

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The Barn deconstruction began in June 2010. Lasell worked with ReStore Inc. to make sure any reusable materials found a home.
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The asphalt shingles on the Barn will be recycled as road base in New Hampshire, and the building's framing, cabinetry, and windows will be reused by ReStore.
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Miscellaneous materials including metal and vinyl were recycled, and much of the clean wood from the Barn will be reused as mulch.
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Overall, the Barn deconstruction had a total of 45.23 tons of materials that were saved for reuse or recycling, which is about 83% of the original structure.

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