The ReBuilding Center is a project of Our United Villages, a Portland-based non-profit community organization. Modeled after successful building material reuse centers throughout North America (over 500 in the United States and Canada), the ReBuilding Center opened to the public in 1998 and moved to a 24,000 square foot warehouse in 1999. By 2001, five tons of materials were being kept out of the landfill each day. In 2005 The ReBuilding Center completed its expansion project, adding 40,000 square feet of developed property and the potential to divert nearly ten tons of construction and demolition waste per day by 2008. Today the ReBuilding Center is the largest non-profit used building materials resource in North America.