What we do
On behalf of buyers, we evolve the systemic health of major building materials via:
JOB SITE piloting
WHO WE ARE
BUILDING PRODUCT ECOSYSTEMS (BPE) was founded by Amanda Kaminsky and The Durst Organization in 2014 as a public-private partnership with The New School, City University of New York, Healthy Building Network, and Vidaris. BPE has since grown into an independent LLC, collaborating with diverse partners on innovative industry improvements.
We are piloting diversion of regional post-consumer recycled glass into glass pozzolan, to be used as a replacement of cement in concrete.
We are piloting source separation and closed-loop recycling of gypsum drywall scrap back into new gypsum wallboard.
The 2019 Construction & Demolition Exhibition and Conference will be held on March 9-12, in Brooklyn, New York.
BPE will moderate a discussion on circular loops for wallboard at Circular City Week. The discussion will feature perspectives from Google, USA Gypsum, and Gensler, with BPE moderating.
The event will be hosted by the AIA NY Center for Architecture, 8:30am on 8 March 2019.
Greenbuild 2018 will host a session on sustainable construction waste management. The session will “dive deep into recycling realities, third party certifications, target materials like gypsum from wallboard, the significance of alternative daily cover, and other implications from LEEDv4.”
VERGE Conference 2018 will feature the panel “Building a Circular Economy in Construction” on Wednesday 10/17. The conference will be held between October 16-18 in Oakland, CA.
The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) Forum 2018, to be held on 9-10 October 2018 in Chicago, is titled “Cement & concrete: from linear to circular”. The forum will celebrate circularity of cement & concrete as sustainable building materials.
Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City is an exhibition exploring "how we manage waste in our buildings and neighborhoods, and how design can help reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill."
The Danish Cleantech Hub hosted a panel discussion and workshop session titled Design for Circularity: Buildings as Material Banks. The event examined "how circular building design, solutions, and materials can transform the industry from its current “throw away” model."
On May 8th and 9th, 2018, The Tishman Center and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) will be hosting "Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to a Circular Economy" conference and research collaborative.