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Hermosa Beach Homeowner Chooses to Deconstruct 1930s Home & Donate Valuable Materials to Benefit Community & Environment

Salvaged Building Materials Donated to help Build Affordable Housing  

Hermosa Beach, CA – February 7, 2013: Deconstruction & ReUse Network (DRN), an environmental and social benefit organization, recently assisted Bonnie MacLeod and Dr. David Brunner of Hermosa Beach with the deconstruction of her 1930s home for reuse and recycling.  DRN develops programs for property owners to ensure structures slated for remodel or tear down will be reused and recycled. Deconstruction is environmentally practical and, in most cases, provides property owners with significant tax deductions. Most projects are completed in three weeks or less.

Situated a few blocks from the ocean in Hermosa Beach, this 1,200 square-foot home was built in 1931. The one-story home, which included a basement, yielded nearly 6.

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Knoll Extends Sustaining Level Sponsorship of ANEW through 2014

Furniture Company Embraces 2 More Years of Turning Surplus into Service

Pasadena, CA – January 16, 2013: ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc.) is thrilled to announce that Knoll, Inc. has agreed to continue is support as a Sustaining Sponsor through 2014.  Knoll became a Sustaining Sponsor for ANEW when it was founded in 2007 and since then has helped divert thousands of tons of office furniture through repurposing to underserved organizations worldwide.  ANEW works with the A&D industry to provide solutions for surplus that benefit underserved communities and organizations. As a Sustaining Sponsor, Knoll supports ANEW’s mission by providing much-needed funding and resources.

“As we enter our fourth year of the Full Circle Program with Knoll, we’re very pleased with the results so far,” says Rose Tourje, founder of ANEW.

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