The Green Building Centre of Excellence is based on the triple bottomline approach of delivering social, environmental and financial performance. The centre is a one-stop-shop for high quality eco-friendly building materials and services, which is set up in partnership with local entrepreneurs. These are operated by ACC’s associates on a franchise-based model, under the supervision of ACC, in terms of layout, safety measures, machine capacity and design, quality control labs, and more.
The GBC brings together, under one roof, all components of an ecosystem for affordable, eco-friendly housing and sanitation, especially centred on rural and semi-urban India. It focuses on manufacturing materials and products and providing services at a single location, thus enhancing the customer’s experience and making it holistic.
It encourages entrepreneurial effort, enables employment, training and skill development for rural masons and labourers – simultaneously promoting water harvesting and preservation, as well as energy generation during manufacture of eco-friendly cement bricks, blocks, roofing solutions and aggregates. Thirty livelihoods are created directly, per centre, and 120 livelihoods are created indirectly.
Our goal is to facilitate the construction of 1 million affordable houses and toilets in rural India over the next 10 years.