If the benefits of low-carbon building solutions are promoted in a comprehensive manner by industry leaders, it will spread awareness and lead to a gradual acceptance of such methods, thereby alleviating the concerns of construction contractors as well.
Saransh Trehan, Managing Director, Trehan Group

the benefits of low-carbon building solutions
As a real estate group, reformation in construction activities at building sites is one of the core agendas of our environmental-friendly strategy to reduce carbon footprints and their impact on the climate. Efficient waste management, use of eco-friendly raw materials, increasing recycling rates, and construction of sustainable buildings are key priorities towards decarbonization of construction activities. We believe that this will help the real estate sector adopt new and eco-conscious business practices.

Waste management and recycling construction waste at projects are a preliminary but crucial step towards decarbonization. Instead of discarding construction waste such as masonry, steel, and cement, and rendering it completely useless, the debris of a developing building site can be used at a new building site. It saves energy and financial resources and encourages the principles of waste management. Radiators, grates, piping, appliances, and fittings can also be reused in other building plans.

A carbon credit policy will boost the construction industry’s value chains and sufficiently create a positive impact at the grassroot level. It will set a specified limit on the amount of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases that a particular building site can emit. This will allow developers to plan construction activities in a sedulous manner and reduce carbon footprints as much as possible. It will infuse a system of checks and balances in the construction business and ensure a greater authoritative intervention in case of lapses or lack of adherence to the policy.

Trehan Group
As a real estate company, we are identifying and addressing environmental concerns and taking corrective actions to contribute towards India’s net-zero commitments.

Saransh Trehan, Managing Director, Trehan Group

Collective incentives, interests, and innovations can be channelized and voiced through the institution of a centralized body in a democratic way. It will ensure that the government authorities and private players/developers work in tandem to represent and attend to the concerns of the relevant industries, and also collaborate to find sustainable solutions through active coordination.

A centralized body will raise awareness about the importance of decarbonization, sustainable architecture, and green buildings, and also promote technological innovations to weed out construction pollution.