Deconstruction and Taxes

Blog | Posted on: February 28, 2020

Greetings Reuse Fans,

CJ is hosting an AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Seminar: Deconstructing Deconstruction – Understanding Opportunities in Building Material Reuse on March 11th from 5:00 to 7:00p in CJ’s community room in the Project RE_ space. The session will feature Shawn Wood from the City of Portland, OR, the only city in the nation to have a residential deconstruction ordinance, Cory Edwards from the Office of Historic Preservation in San Antonio, TX, who’s city is exploring a different approach to a possible deconstruction ordinance, Alicia Carberry from the Office of Mayor Peduto, who will talk about strategies to divert building material waste by the City of Pittsburgh, and Greg Laforest, Project Architect at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Construction Junction Board member, who will talk about the architects role in building material reuse. It will be a lively discussion and we will be kicking it off at 5:00p with craft beer from East End Brewing and tasty snacks from Larder, two local Pittsburgh businesses who have utilized CJ and material reuse at their space! 

The event is $35/for non AIA members and $25/members of AIA/GBA/MBA. (Attendance will provide 1.5 HSW CEU’s.) All you architects know what CEU’s are, and all you non architects and reuse fans should just come for the food, beer and the excellent discussion! 

Purchase your tickets here by March 4th.

Also, as tax season approaches (sorry to bring that up), don’t forget that your building material donations in 2020 have the potential to make your tax burden less painful for next year’s taxes! Large kitchen sets, whole house remodels, salvage before demolition and full deconstruction projects can yield significant tax deductions for home/property owners. We can link you to resources that can help you answer questions about tax deductions and appraisals for large donations. 

Thank you for supporting reuse,

Mike Gable

Executive Director