The LIFECYCLE BUILDING CENTER (LBC) is a collaborative effort between many Atlanta area stakeholders. The idea is to reduce construction solid waste disposal, promote resource efficiency, stimulate economic development, and empower every citizen to improve their own built environment.
The heart of the LBC concept is our large-scale used building materials retail facility that sells or otherwise directs material to the general public in lieu of disposal. The sales revenue, foot traffic, and operational behavior of the facility are leveraged to enact the LBC mission and creatively serve the community at large.
Please join the LBC for our Second Annual Dinner
WHEN: Wednesday, 12/4/2013
6:30 to 9:30 PM
WHERE: The Marianna at The Wrecking Bar
2014 will be a big year for the LBC and we need your support! By December 31st, we will be raising $50,000 to grow operations through more deconstruction projects, expanded pickup services, and longer store hours, all of which will keep more reusable materials out of the landfill.
Donate today and make an immediate impact on Atlanta's waste stream!
*@ 38% of our goal, as of 11/20/13
The LBC is hiring! For more information visit our Contact Us page.
To learn more about the LBC, check out our GreenShortz video!
Southeast Green Interviews Adam Deck on what's been going on with the Lifecycle Building Center on their radio segment Speaking of Green.
CONNECT THE DOTS: HELP FUND OUR ONLINE MATERIAL DATABASE
The Lifecycle Building Center is thrilled to be a part of Sustainable Atlanta's exciting new project, Look Up Atlanta. Check out our profile and learn about other organizations who are making a difference in our City. And, through November 30, join our 'Connect the Dots' Campaign and help increase our impact!
CHECK OUT LBC'S ONLINE MATERIAL DATABASE WEB DEMO
Click HERE to check out our new demonstration website for the LBC's online material database! (Inventory.LifecycleBuildingCenter.org) This website features a limited inventory selection, but does allow users to submit material requests and review inventory details. The LBC owes a big THANK YOU to the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability for funding this first phase of the project; LBC is gathering funds for future phases and would greatly appreciate your support. Please contact Shannon Goodman at email@example.com to learn more about sponsorship and available benefits.
Donated Forklift from Balfour Beatty
On November 30, the LBC received an incredible gift; a donated forklift from Balfour Beatty Construction! This piece of equipment now plays an essential role in the success of the LBC operation by significantly increasing our staff's efficiency, and by allowing us to take on material pickups that would have previously been impossible. Thank you Balfour Beatty for your belief in the LBC's mission!
Donated Box Truck from Southern Lighting Source
We're thrilled to announce that this beauty of a truck has finally found a home at the LBC thanks to Southern Lighting Source! This donation has already made a huge difference in our ability to collect material and our pick-up services, including a recent project collaboration with LBC Community Partner JE Dunn Construction and at the Morningside Salvage Project (pics). Soon you'll see Adam's artistic handiwork put to use when he brands our new family member with the LBC logo!
LBC Expands into 70,000SF Facility
At the Happy Hour event on October 17th, The LBC Board announced their decision to expand from the 12,000 square foot building into the full 70,000 square foot facility at 1116 Murphy Avenue SW, 30310. This move has profoundly impacted our operation by enabling us to accept a much wider range of material donations. View our SHOP page or visit us in person.
The LBC facility is open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am-6pm or make an appointment with Adam Deck at 404-99-REUSE or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who made the Lifecycle Building Center's First Annual Dinner event a huge success! A special thanks to our speakers, Leesa Carter from Captain Planet Foundation and Denise Quarles from the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability. Thank you also to all of our participating restaurants, farms, volunteers and event sponsors for your amazing support! More photos from the event can be found here.
THANK YOU to everyone who made Earth Day 2012 truly special. Our fiscal sponsor, USGBC Georgia, shared their booth at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, and LBC volunteers participated in a BeltLine cleanup near the LBC warehouse. Visit our Facebook Page for photos & email email@example.com to buy an LBC t-shirt!
On December 13th, 2011, the LBC dedicated its new 12,000SF facility and showcased our future expansion, a 58,000SF square foot warehouse constructed in 1914.