MUMBAI, BigBlock Construction Limited, one of the leading companies in aerated autoclaved concrete (AAC) blocks, bricks and panels, undertook a tree plantation drive as part of the celebration of World Green Building Week 2022 with the aim of contributing to climate change. The company planted neem and karen trees.
World Green Building Week 2022 was observed from September 12-16, 2022 and aims to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals and sustainable built environment for everyone, everywhere. The theme for 2022 was #BuildingforEveryone. During the week-long celebration, programs including e-waste management campaign, green building tour, video campaign, awareness camps, walkathon, cyclothon etc. were organized by CII’s Indian Green Building Council. According to the World Health Organization, more than 7 million people die every year from air pollution.
Commenting on this, Mr. Narayan Saboo, Chairman and Managing Director of BigBlock Construction Limited said, “Loss of green cover has an immeasurable impact. Trees act as the lungs of the planet, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, retaining carbon and releasing oxygen. Deforestation creates more carbon dioxide emissions and destroys one of our biggest allies in the fight against climate change. As part of our commitment to the environment and being socially responsible, BigBlock Construction has started a tree plantation drive.”
Established in 2015, BigBlock Construction Limited is the largest AAA Blocks company in Western India and the only listed company in the sector. As a green and non-toxic building construction material, AAC blocks are cheap, light weight, thermal insulation, sound proof, fire resistant with superior build quality and energy saving compared to conventional bricks, environment friendly and economical as well. It is the only company in this segment that generates carbon credits.
AAC blocks are a natural and non-toxic construction material that saves energy and is environmentally friendly. Additionally the thermal insulation properties of AAC blocks reduce energy consumption and help fight global warming resulting in savings over the life of the building. AAC blocks have been increasingly preferred over red clay and fly ash bricks in the last decade and are seen as the future of building construction. Growth in the infrastructure sector, increasing preferences for low-cost housing, and increasing focus on green and soundproof buildings are the factors driving the AAC market.
Elaborating further Mr. Mohit Sabu, Director & CFO, Bigblock Construction Limited said, “The growing carbon footprint on the environment is a matter of concern. The company is committed to manufacturing green building products and solutions. The company’s vision is to help the construction and infrastructure industry build greener and more sustainable habitats. NXTBLOC was launched by the company as a green product for the industry with a vision to conserve soil.”