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Salvaging Historic Building Materials for Job Creation and Environmental Benefit
Graham Kilmer reports on a proposed ordinance in Milwaukee "that would save historic materials from houses slated for demolition, and potentially expand the market for salvaged building materials."
"The ordinance would see homes built in or before 1929 deconstructed and their building materials salvaged in lieu of demolition," adds Kilmer.
Kilmer spoke with Alderman Robert Bauman, who makes the case for the ordinance on two lines of thinking: One, that salvage creates more jobs than demolition, and two, that salvage has less impact on the environment.