INITIATIVES

Brick kilns & resource efficient materials

Sector Climate Policy
Grantee Clean Air Task Force (CATF)
Grantee base All India
Year 2013

There is immense potential in reducing the amount of black carbon emissions by increasing the use of cleaner and more resource efficient building materials, particularly bricks. Shakti supports efforts which lead to the accelerated adoption of cleaner technologies by brick makers and enhance the market penetration of cleaner and resource efficient building materials.

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RESOURCES FOR THIS INITIATIVE
  • Towards cleaner brick kilns in India
  • Policy and regulatory measures at central and state levels, coupled with an effective technology delivery system linked with access to finance, can play a crucial role in the dissemination of Zigzag-firing technology. This report advances the case of zig-zag firing technology as a cleaner alternative to conventional and more polluting fixed chimney bull trench kiln technology for brick making.

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