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Federal grant helps power Seattle's sustainable shift with salvaged wood warehouse
New warehouse will salvage & distribute building materials

In Seattle, nearly 20% of construction waste comes from home demolitions, resulting in tens of thousands of tons of waste annually. Choosing deconstruction over demolition to salvage wood extends the lifespan of these valuable materials and reduces emissions typically produced when harvesting and processing new wood. Local businesses received a $4-million federal grant to build a warehouse to process, store, organize, and distribute salvaged wood, and recover wood from deconstruction of residential structures.

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