The offsets generated by this project meet the Australian Government's National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS)
AAC blocks manufacturing based on eco-friendly technology (VCS ID: 1338)
Eco-friendly & Sustainable
Makes productive use of recycled industrial waste (fly ash).
Non-polluting manufacturing process – the only by-product is steam.
Made of non-toxic ingredients.
Does not exude gases.
Total energy consumption for producing Biltech ACE is less than ½ of what it takes to produce other building material.
3-4 times lighter than traditional bricks, therefore, easier and cheaper to
transport. Block weighs approximately 50% less than a standard CMU block. Usage reduces overall dead load of a building, thereby allowing construction of taller buildings.
The PP's CSR programmes have brought women, who have traditionally been neglected and excluded from the development process, into the centre stage of the decision-making and made them agents of change in their own communities.
Livelihood interventions are implemented at the farm level for communities that are predominantly agrarian and through vocational education and skill building for youth to give them access to better job markets.
Education for the Underprivileged
Education is a critical component of any development programme. The PP's CSR programmes focus on the improving the levels of learning in children between 6 to 14 years old. This is done through bridge programmes that get children back into schools, remedial education programmes that prevent children from dropping out and Libraries that encourage children to read and retain their interest in education. In addition the group companies run some innovative programmes like the ‘Mobile Computer Literacy’ programme that delivers computer education through busses to school in far flung areas and the ‘Lab in a Box’ program that encourages science learning in schools that do not have access to science laboratories.
Volume available: 30,000 VCUs
Project Description: The project activity of Biltech is an initiative to manufacture 2,00,000 cubic meters of AAC blocks at Budge- Budge , Kolkata. The core of this technology is the AAC blocks composition and its chemistry, with fly ash from thermal plants mixed with lime, cement, gypsum and aluminium powder, which enable the blocks to acquire the mechanical properties required during the hydration and curing process without being sintered. Annual average VCUs- 36,000 tCO2e/yr.
Project Documents (PDD, Verification Report etc)
Reduces operating cost by 30% to 40%.
Reduces overall construction cost by 2.5% as it requires less jointing and reduces need for cement and steel.
High-insulation blocks save up to 30% in energy costs.
Variety in sizes of blocks helps increase carpet area.
Wall painting and plastering last longer as almost nil efflorescence affects Biltech ACE. This translates into lower maintenance costs.
Faster ConstructionReduces construction time by 20%.
Different sizes of blocks help reduce the number of joints in wall masonry.
Lighter blocks make construction easier and faster.
Easy to install. Sets and hardens quickly.
CSR is linked to the way the project proponent (PP) conducts their business. The PP believes that business sustainability is closely connected to the sustainable development of the communities that live and work for the PP and the environment in which the PP operates. CSR is planned as a long term intervention taking into account people’s aspirations and expectations. All projects are centred on Sustainable Development and implemented through thematic areas such as Livelihood Creation, Education, Health, Management of Natural Resources & the Preservation of the Environment.
Community-Based Health Intervention
These projects help augment government medical services at the grass-roots through village health workers. Thematic health camps are held regularly for communities.
Natural Resources Management & Preservation of Environment
Responsiveness towards a cleaner and safer environment is an important commitment that includes ensuring proper management and regeneration of water, waste management & preservation and conservation of rainforests.
Support to Infrastructure
Availability of adequate infrastructure is key to the holistic development of an area. The group companies support infrastructure as per the needs of the communities. Construction of schools and health centres, deepening of village ponds and building check dams, drinking water tanks and pipelines and in some areas the construction of village roads and street lighting are some of the examples of the support we have given so far.