Godrej Construction paves the path to implementing a circular economy in construction materials
Godrej & Boyce, on Wednesday, announced that their business Godrej Construction is committed to minimizing the impact of construction on the environment. The firm has taken various specific steps toward sustainable development over the years, and three of their Concrete materials manufacturing units recently received the GreenPro certification from the Indian Green Building Council. Godrej Construction is the first in India to obtain this noteworthy certification for its RMC plants.
In a recent press release, the company stated, ”the business has recycled over 25,000 metric tonnes of concrete debris by implementing circular economy principles in their construction materials line of business, while their Ready-Mix Concrete (RMC) plant, Recycled Concrete Materials (RCM) plant and common areas of Godrej IT Park building in Mumbai are now powered by 100% renewable energy. Godrej Construction is one of the first in the RMC industry to switch to green energy.”
“Being committed to sustainable development and a circular economy, we recycle concrete debris to make various recycled concrete materials which are in fact just as good as any other concrete product made using virgin aggregates in terms of its quality and durability parameters. The recycled concrete, which uses Construction & Demolition (C&D) concrete waste is also used for making Customized Prefabricated Concrete Products such as Box Culverts and Ducts which are being used in some of the major infrastructure projects in Mumbai.”Abhijeet Gawde, Head of Business Development & Marketing, Godrej Construction
Hoping to make an impact on the environment-friendly construction practices, he adds, “We hope that many others in the industry will follow in the endeavor to encourage a circular economy by using recycled products, which is clearly the need of the hour.”
The firm has recently won the award of ‘Most Environment-Friendly Residential Space’ at the 13th Realty+ Excellence Award 2021 (West) for their Godrej Platinum Tower B4 project.