Richard A. Ludt
Director of Environmental Affairs
Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.
Richard Ludt is the Director of Environmental Affairs at Interior Removal Specialist, Inc., a demolition contractor that engages in strictly interior demolition of existing tenant spaces.
Richard is responsible for complying with California’s heavily regulated solid waste ordinances and coordinates the extensive efforts involved for the recycling of the various construction debris obtained from tenant improvement demolition projects, including E-Waste, Acoustic Ceiling Tiles, carpeting, and over 221,000,000 pounds of drywall. Working with many nonprofit agencies IRS Demo has donated of more than 8,000 tons of furniture, cabinetry, and other materials from demolition jobs in Southern California that would have otherwise gone to landfill.
Richard spearheaded the permitting of the IRS construction and demolition processing facility in the City of South Gate, and continues to find new markets for the unique debris generated in the commercial interior construction and demolition industries. The company is currently working to add Municipal Solid Waste to their existing permit.
Richard has held the position of Corporate Director of Recycling and Material Recovery for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) for the last 12 years, and sits on the Board for the Los Angeles Chapter of the US Green Building Council.