ACC establishes Green Building Centre in Amritsar

There are 31 operational GBCs and this is expected to rise to 50 by the end of 2017.

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AMRITSAR: In order to promote sustainable construction and optimum utilization of resources, ACC Limited has established a state of the art Green Building Centre (GBC) in Amritsar, Punjab. Centre will play an instrumental role in facilitating the growth and development of city. Amritsar has emerged as a hub of residential, commercial and retail activity in the region.

The Centre is located on highway and covering an area of approximately 5 acres of land.

It was inaugurated today by Rajiv Kumar, Director Sales- North and Central, ACC Limited.

Superior quality materials are usually manufactured using fly ash bricks while maintaining soil and air quality. These projects are undertaken in rural or semi-urban areas where there is a need for sustainable construction. The areas benefit from the business model, training and employment of small scale construction workers.

“ACC Limited is committed to sustainable construction and providing a greener future for India. ACC is mentoring upcoming entrepreneurs who can take on the challenge of procuring excellent and durable construction material across India.”, statement said.

Danish Rashid, Head – Green Buildings Business ACC Limited says, “Green Buildings facilitate sustainable construction, which is the-need-of-the-hour. The Green Building business model meets the objective to facilitate low-cost housing development through promotion of sustainable building materials, techniques and a locally trained workforce.”

Apart from providing rural and semi-urban housing solutions, the project is aligned with the government’s vision of sanitation and the Prime Minister’s Clean India Campaign by helping beneficiaries build superior quality washrooms.

ACC has built several such Centres in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

“The future goal is to facilitate the construction of 1 million affordable houses and toilets in rural India over the next 10 years.”, statement added.

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