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4.2.4Reduce unnecessary building demolitions and construction waste



Constructing and demolishing buildings uses significant amounts of energy and creates emissions.

Manufacturing construction materials is also energy and emission-intensive.

Best practices can reduce construction waste at building sites. Reusing and repurposing existing buildings and construction materials, where appropriate, can reduce the energy needed for new buildings.

This action will be led by Area Municipalities and the Region of Waterloo, with support from the construction and development industries, and community capacity builders such as Architectural Conservancy Ontario. There is no publicly available update at this time.