Nathan Benjamin, LEED AP
Principal + Founder
A staunch believer in the necessity and value of green building, Nathan Benjamin created PlanetReuse to take that ideal a step further. PlanetReuse is predicated on a simple but revolutionary idea: make it easy for designers, builders and owners to use reclaimed materials and you’ll keep those materials out of landfills. Nathan—who holds a degree in Architectural Engineering—has been a fixture in the construction industry for more than a decade, focusing on sustainable and LEED-certified projects. He is well known for his immense passion for sustainability, the arts and community involvement.
- Building Material Reuse Association - National Board Member
- ArtsKC Fund and United Way Young Leaders Society volunteer
“I can’t let go of my Eagle Scout badge from my teenage years. What can I say? It was the Boy Scouts founder who said, ‘Try and leave this world a little better than you found it.’ That guides everything I do.”
“Living and working sustainably means always reaching for the better way, the innovative approach. I feel that push every day, and it never fails to inspire me. Sustainability is an approach, not a scorecard.”