greenGoat facilitates evolutionary resource management from their beginnings in salvaging and recycling construction and demolition debris to their current concentration in residential projects. GreenGoat handles everything from material placement, removal, hauling storage and reporting. greenGoat works with contractors and architects to rerouted otherwise unwanted building materials before demolition.
“To date, we have rescued over 1000 tons of material in residential settings alone. The process is simple matchmaking: every item is counted, described, and placed with other projects needing that item.”View the Website Follow greenGoat on Twitter May.2014 presenter
Founder, Amy Bauman
Amy Bauman founded greenGoat in 2001 after crunching numbers at Fidelity for a decade. Amy now shows the construction industry how to crunch numbers instead of building materials and in the process, saving disposal costs, conserving resources, and lengthening the life of local landfills. Amy has two decades of success in process redesign and process improvement. She has a background in financial modeling and technical research, having developed products using a formalized cost-benefit analysis spreadsheet for Fidelity Investments. Amy currently participates on the Department of Environmental Protection’s C&D (construction & demolition) Subcommittee, which is charged with researching and recommending ways for Massachusetts to increase C&D recycling. Also, Amy is a graduate of Denison University and previously served on the board of Mobius, an arts organization in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston.
What Amy would like everyone to know about her work…
“We are innovating all the time and growing into voids we see in the industry. For example, we now save landscaping that would be lost to demolition. It took a while to notice it, but … wow. It takes a lot of resources to bring a plant to maturity, and people don’t realize how much is lost. We like to find new ways to reintroduce patient conservation of assets into fast-paced projects. I live for that moment when I can show a client’s accountant the worth of what they were going to throw away … in dollars and in embodied energy. All we ask is the time to plan an orderly egress. The more time we’re given, the more we rescue.”
- Amy Bauman, Founder, greenGoat