Offset your greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing Native carbon offsets.
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What project will my purchase support?
The Green Bricks for Residential and Commercial Buildings Project supports the production of fly ash bricks and Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) blocks in Madhya Pradesh, India. Fly ash bricks and AAC Blocks are high insulation value and low embodied energy bricks and blocks for residential and urban construction. The process to manufacture these concrete blocks and fly ash bricks uses renewable local biomass as a source of energy, uses less energy than the manufacture of conventional clay bricks, and results in a building product with an insulation value higher than conventional alternatives, which in turn can reduce the energy consumption of buildings over their lifespans.
These green blocks and bricks displace the more common clay bricks manufactured via the Bull’s Trench Kiln (BTK) process. The BTK process for clay bricks uses coal and fuel oil as a source of energy, uses more energy overall, and emits more greenhouse gasses than the AAC process for concrete blocks and fly ash bricks.
The use of these green concrete blocks and fly ash bricks, in place of clay bricks produced through the BTK process, results in significantly less carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. Their use also supports local fuel sources, as the biomass fuel for the process comes from biomass briquettes created from local agricultural residues, displacing coal. Further, these blocks and bricks both integrate non-hazardous fly ash wastes from a nearby thermal power plant, which would otherwise be dumped, and are known to contribute to local water and air pollution.
How do carbon offsets work?
With carbon offsets, you can counteract your personal carbon footprint by helping build clean energy and carbon-reducing projects.
How much should I offset?
If you don’t know how many tonnes to offset, use our online carbon calculators to determine your carbon footprint. We also calculated the average emissions from common household activities, which you can see on our Crowd Funding Climate Action page!
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