Green Materials for Sustainable Construction

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Green buildings are projected to grow to 10 billion sq ft and the market for green building materials and sustainable products is expected to grow exponentially. Apart from energy savings, the use of sustainable building materials can have a significant impact on the green economic transformation of the country.
Portland Slag Cement (PSC) is one such blended cement. PSC’s main component - slag - is a by-product from steel plants. Slag is a non-metallic product comprising more than 90 % glass, with silicates and alumino-silicates of lime. It is made by combining 45-50 % slag, 45-50 % clinker, and 3-5 % gypsum. Due to its range of benefits, durability and low heat of hydration, it is suitable for mass construction. It has further helped in reducing the carbon footprint of the group. Projects such as Lodha World One, Mumbai; LNG Petronet, Dahej; Naval Dockyard, Jetty Project, Colaba Mumbai; Bangalore Metro; Port Trust (L&T and ECC geo structures), Ennore; IOCL projects, Ennore; Mumbai Metro and Mumbai Port Trust have used PSC manufactured by JSW Cement.