Covestro provides sustainable homes poor in India

Covestro provides sustainable homes to poor in India

10:32 AM, 6th April 2017
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THANE, INDIA: Covestro gave over the key of the first homes made using its eco-sensitive technology to the disadvantaged families in New Delhi, India. This is a part of its endeavour to promote sustainable living in the country.

This technology from Covestro complements Indian Governments future plan towards affordable housing. The government has assigned infrastructure status to affordable housing projects and has committed to facilitate higher investments in this concern so as to meet its objective to provide housing for all by 2022. This clubbed with India’s mission to achieve sustainable growth post signing the Paris treaty has given the much-needed boost to the realty sector to adopt sustainability as one of the core pillars of growth.

Along with Habitat for Humanity, an international, non-governmental, and non-profit organisation, Covestro aims to take up opportunities in India which caters to a social benefit.

Covestro has long been engaged in the sustainable construction of affordable homes through its global partnership with ‘Habitat for Humanity’. Such initiatives provide a platform to demonstrate Covestro’s innovations and strategic philosophy. Covestro constantly endeavours to unfold opportunities for new applications of its high-tech polymers, especially in the underdeveloped markets.  

One such example is the usage of the award-winning composite three-layered panels in the affordable energy-efficient housing sector.  Based on locally available materials which are also recyclable, Covestro partnered with Vaspar Eco Systems, Bangalore and Industrial Foams Pvt Ltd, Delhi to develop these panels which are aimed at making accessible technologically and socially relevant innovations.

These houses constructed using cement fibreboard with PUF Polyurethane (it is essentially a technology that uses cement fibreboard, polyurethane foam and paper honeycomb) are fit-for-purpose to make the homes thermally comfortable and energy efficient.  They are meant to withstand extreme weather conditions as well as disasters.  

Last year, Covestro had partnered with the Rajasthan Housing Board and Podar's advisory division (PACE) to build homes using polyisocyanurate (PIR) panel that were energy efficient and which could withstand an earthquake up to 7 Richter scale.

Such innovations help us to understand the diverse offerings which Covestro is able to bring to the marketplace based on the needs

“Eco-sensitivity remains one of the most important goals that India must meet today in order to establish its image as a strong nation that is built upon the values of sustainable growth. The Housing For All is a segment that needs to also embed energy efficiency as part of its core offerings to ensure a brighter future for the society. Through this project, Covestro has once again demonstrated its commitment towards nurturing India for a better tomorrow using talented materials and technology,” said Ajay Durrani, Managing Director, Covestro India.

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