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.
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.