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Three New Members Join Deconstruction & Reuse Network Board To Help Advance Building Material Reuse & Recycling in California

Laguna Beach, CA – Deconstruction & ReUse Network (DRN) recently received a big boost of support by electing three new board members who will help guide the non-profit’s growth in California. Patricia Wilbur and Matt Macko of the Bay area and Jason Sheurer of Orange County all possess specialized skills and backgrounds that will help the organization maximize its efforts in the Green Building industry and California’s waste reduction guidelines. Lorenz Schilling founded DRN to support the green building movement by advancing the environmental and humanitarian principles of “reduce, reuse and recycle” within the construction and demolition (C&D) industries and in partnership with other complimentary non-profits. The board now totals eight members, each representing a variety of sectors including affordable housing, recycling, building, lending, International business development and human resources.

“For us to successfully bring deconstruction to the forethought of homeowners and building professionals we need to work with policy makers and leaders who can help us make the greatest impact,” says Schilling. “Patricia, Matt and Jason are passionate, thoughtful leaders and renegades whom I believe will help us reach the decision makers who will shape green building guidelines in California.”

Patricia Wilbur has 20 years HR management experience with medium, large and start-up organizations and has held executive leadership positions in the finance, healthcare, hardware, software and biotechnology industry, developing and implementing corporate programs and directing global HR operations. She is a trusted advisor and consultant to members of senior management and leadership teams and BOD members, regarding strategic initiatives, compensation, compliance, labor relations and talent management.

Matt Macko of Environmental Building Strategies is a LEED Accredited Professional, RESNET Energy Rater, Certified Green Building Professional and Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, as well as, Chair of the Bay Area LEED Users Group (BAyLUG,) active member of the Northern California Chapter of the USGBC and board member of the Emerging Green Builders Association. Matt co-wrote the new LEED 2009 exam and regularly presents on the changes to LEED throughout Northern California.

Jason Scheurer formed his own remodeling company in 1995 and began working in the greater LA/OC areas as a Licensed General Contractor. He studied to become an Environmental Building Scientist and had the opportunity to create Living Green Homes Construction and Development, Inc. to help grow the “Green Revolution” in the Orange County area. Jason is now one of the go-to Contractors in the energy efficiency and Green industry. His “Project-” will be among the first “Net Zero Energy Homes” built new in Orange County. Jason has worked hands on with city officials and building inspectors to expand innovative technologies, green products, and help introduce new building codes. Jason is a Build It Green, GreenPoint Rater (GPR), Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP), and an advocate for GreenPoint Rater Oversight Committee. He is also a member of the USGBC-Orange County Chapter and on the Board of the USGBC-OC Homes Committee.

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.

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