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Humanitarian ImpactSan Francisco, CA: Deconstruction & ReUse Network, Inc. (DRN), an environmental and humanitarian non-profit, is exhibiting at West Coast Green 2010 in San Francisco to educate property owners, industry professionals and civic leaders about the importance of fixed asset reuse. This week DRN announced a partnership with the Institution Recycling Network (IRN) that will expand opportunities for charitable reuse of surplus property and building materials. Lorenz Schilling, founder and president, along with Bay Area representatives for DRN will be in booth #367 at Fort Mason Center through October 2, 2010.

DRN is a California-based environmental and humanitarian non-profit specializing in disassembling, or “deconstructing”, residential structures and facilitating the reuse of building materials for charitable purposes. Through the partnership with IRN, the organization is able to extend this service to commercial structures and provide a solution to businesses and institutions with surplus property. “It’s a natural extension of the services we currently provide,” explained Lorenz Schilling, founder/president DRN. “We’re very excited about the new opportunities this partnership will bring.”

“Landfills are inundated each day with items that could easily be reused as-is or recycled,” says Mr. Schilling, “Our organization helps property owners to reuse and recycle as much as 80% of their structure, and with the addition of our surplus property program, we can keep those items from the landfill too. Where do those items go? We distribute them to other non-profits that build sustainable housing and those that provide relief efforts to areas in need.”

DRN develops turnkey solutions for commercial and residential property owners, corporations and institutions, ensuring their fixed assets (building materials) and surplus property will be reused and recycled. DRN’s expert staffers in the Bay Area include Gerald Long, Leslie Roth, Lorenz Schilling, Nicole Tai and T.R. Vierra. For more information, please visit our website.

About Deconstruction & ReUse Network:
Deconstruction & ReUse Network is an environmental public benefit corporation 501(c)(3), whose mission is to promote and empower deconstruction practices and to grow a greater reuse network for quality building materials through partnerships with complimentary operations and organizations. Deconstruction & ReUse Network currently serves Northern and Southern California with partnerships that benefit Habitat for Humanity and Corazon. Blog:

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