Project Type: Asbestos Abatement and Demolition
Project Value: $3,900,000
Scope of Work:
Environmental Holdings Group (EHG) was awarded the contract from the City of Charlotte to demolish 1.2 million square foot three-story mall. This project by far is unique given the level of local involvement, their intense support and its rich history which has fostered many memories for the local patrons. Despite having over 22,660 tons of hazardous waste and C&D, EHG managed to recycle 80% of the building materials. Salvage and recyclable material include 45,000 tons of concrete, 8,700 tons metals, 250 tons of wood, 2 tons of freon, equipment, and glass. 100% of the concrete will be recycled onsite for erosion control.
Over 35 tons of materials, ﬂooring, ﬁxtures, furniture, and equipment was donated or sold to the local community for reuse. Many local charities beneﬁted from what Eastland Mall could give back to them.
Thousands of ﬂuorescent light bulbs and hundreds of ﬁre extinguishers were reclaimed and donated to various organizations within the City of Charlotte. EHG even up-cycled security uniforms that were donated to the local honor guard and are currently in services for military funerals for local veterans.
The East Strategies Team, a local partnership of residence and business owners pooled resources and worked with EHG and the City of Charlotte to obtain four large historic Eastland Mall signs. The signs were large sun faces that reﬂected art of the 1970’s. These unique signs were approximately 20 feet in diameter and required a crane for removal from the building. EHG also partnered with multiple local ﬁrst responders, ﬁre department police and SWAT team for training and a local charity organization The Climb Coffee ministry and the Rowan Honor Guard.
Over 2,000 loads were diverted from the landﬁll with a fuel savings of $45,000. Over 60,000 trucking miles of wear and tear were saved on local roadways.