By Accommodation Times Bureau
Reinforcing its commitment to sustainable construction and a greener future for India, ACC Limited, along with its long-term partner Alcon – Anil Counto Enterprises on October 21 inaugurated its newest state-of-the-art Green Building Centre (GBC) and Research & Development Centre, in Kundaim, Goa. The purpose of a Green Building Centre is to create social, environmental and financial impact in developing cities in India.
An official said, “It is built across four acres of land area with the most advanced process and technology equipped to produce 5000 blocks and 6000 other concrete products per day and will support Goa and its neighbouring rural and semi-urban areas.”
Local manpower has been trained to produce various types of blocks and concrete products to be used in walling, paving and other solutions.
“These will be prepared under strict quality control using locally sourced building materials and some part of waste materials under sustainable construction practices”, the company said in a statement.
A fully equipped in-house Research & Development Centre (R&D) and a Quality Control laboratory will ensure that high-quality standards are maintained. The R&D facility will ensure that various by-products and industrial wastes are put to use in a very constructive way.
Neeraj Akhoury, Managing Director & CEO, ACC Limited said, “ACC’s Green Building Centres promote sustainable construction, low-cost housing development and utilisation of resources while conserving the ecosystem. The communities benefit from our unique business model and the training and employment of thousands of small-scale construction workers.”
Every GBC is a modern facility ensuring production excellence, providing durable materials to customers at reduced application costs, supported by quality service.
“We are working on the properties of different industrial wastes and industrial by-products and different minerals at a micro and nano level and exploring their application for different products, perhaps as a filler material or to increase the strength as well as the performance parameters of those products”, Anil Counto, Chairman of ALCON said.