GCI / Madrone
Sustainability Manager at GCI and Madrone Construction Resources, GCI’s internal demolition company. Alejandra’s expertise in identifying opportunities for waste diversion and material repurposing has allowed GCI to set and achieve high diversion goals. She leads Madrone’s Material Repurposing Program, where she donates materials to organizations in need, such as non-profits and community-focused companies reducing greenhouse gas emissions life-cycle impacts and supporting the reuse economy.
Alejandra brings a critical boots-on-the-ground expertise in deconstruction within the commercial sector to the All for Reuse initiative.
Founder & CEO of Doors Unhinged, the first US company to exclusively sell reclaimed commercial doors systems. His pioneering work proves that there is, in fact, a market for construction material reuse at a larger, commercial scale. Andrew is committed to circular economy, community investment and zero waste principles, presenting his vision and approach to carbon reduction in the construction industry at national conferences.
Andrew co-launched the All For Reuse initiative with Arup, to bolster demand for reclaimed materials and foster creation of new commercial reuse enterprises across the nation.
In her current role as Sustainability Director for a BNBuilders, a west coast based general contractor, Emily has the opportunity to influence multiple construction projects at once and work with clients who are pioneering what's next in sustainability.
Through her previous roles at the local and national levels of USGBC, Cradle-to-Cradle, Energy Star, and the National Association of Home Builders, she has educated numerous building professionals, clients, and government officials on circular economy and green building concepts, and influenced public policy in these areas. Among her areas of focus, material salvage and reuse strategies is one that she has a particular passion for, which she extends to All for Reuse.
Arup (North America)
As leader of Arup's Sustainable Materials Consulting practice, Frances promotes low carbon, healthy, and circular design of our built environment. She co-leads coalition-building efforts as part of Arup’s long-time partnership with the Ellen McArthur Foundation. She has also served on the Carbon Leadership Forum board, ASCE/SEI SE 2050 committee, USGBC MR TAG, and C2C Advisory Group.
Most recently, she has helped to launch All for Reuse, an initiative to generate the demand and infrastructure for economical reuse of materials in commercial tenant improvements.
Yarden is a licensed Architect specializing in Performance-Driven Design at CallisonRTKL, bridging environmental and social impact to broaden access and deepen strategies for sustainable design in culture and practice.
With nearly a decade of experience in specialty retail prior to her current role, Yarden harnesses this experience to explore how projects with inherently short life cycles might achieve community-oriented and proactive practices through deconstruction and resource stewardship. This inquiry led her to create and host the first workshop related to All for Reuse, focused on retail and sponsored by the CRTKL Co-Lab.