Deconstruction, often referred to as construction in reverse is selective dismantlement of building components for re-use and repurposing in other construction projects. This ancient process differs greatly from traditional demolition, a quick inexpensive method for clearing sites for new construction, as deconstruction allows for minimal waste creation, greener, more sustainable construction giving materials in a building a new life. The Prestige Worldwide Group is not only committed towards excellence in design and architecture through preservation of its heritage, but towards environmental sustainability of new construction through recovering valuable, precious materials from times past. Many salvaged materials through deconstruction originated from local resources and crafted through workmanship no longer available and most likely now forgotten. Deconstruction usually employs three to six workers for every single one employed in a comparable demolition job. Materials from conventional demolition and construction heading towards landfills accounts for about twenty percent of the entire solid waste stream.
Salvaged lumber from every three square feet is enough to build one square foot of new construction. Every year in the United States 33 million tons of wood waste are buried in landfills. This causes anaerobic microorganisms to decompose this wood and release five million tons of methane gas.