Rethos demonstrates the value of rehabbing old buildings and reducing environmental impacts of energy use, home construction, and demolition, aligning with the organization's unique grassroots approach to how places and communities are reimagined.
We provide resources and educational experiences that help people maintain & rehab old buildings.
Through Rethos Policy Institute, we promote the best practices in public policy around historic preservation and building reuse.
We are proponents of deconstruction and leaders in education on the process.
We build strong partnerships with sustainability organizations around the state.
What is Deconstruction?
Every year in the U.S., about 1 billion square feet of buildings are demolished and replaced with new construction. (Greenest Building Report)
In a typical demolition project in the Twin Cities, about 85% of those materials could be reused or recycled. (Hennepin County)
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Rethos is a partner with Minnesota GreenStep Cities, a voluntary challenge, assistance, and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals.
Rethos: Places Reimagined requires all attendees to wear face masks and maintain social distancing for the duration of all in-person events.
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The Rethos education program is funded in part by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.