Brick-making is a resource-intensive process in terms of usage of raw material, energy, etc. With newer technologies, improvements in older technologies, and more efficient processes in place today, there is immense scope for saving energy and reducing the environmental impacts associated with brick-making.
As a knowledge and training portal, BRICKGURU aims to provide technical and technological know-how of resource-efficient bricks to three categories of users.
- Brick producers (existing/established, prospective/new)
- Brick users (builders, contractors, architects, consultants, building owners, home builders)
- Authorities and others (policy makers and stakeholders in federal, state, and local governments; stakeholders in industry associations, civil society organisations, others connected with brick industry and construction industry).
If you are a brick producer, BRICKGURU will equip you with practical and directly actionable information, knowledge, and training to make you better at all aspects of resource-efficient brick production.
If you are a brick user, BRICKGURU will help you select, buy, and use resource-efficient bricks that will not only suit your needs but also save you precious resources leading to economy in construction.
If you are a policy or decision maker or regulator from federal, state, or local governments, BRICKGURU will support you with ideas, suggestions, and guidance for formulating conducive policies for manufacture and use of resource-efficient bricks.
BRICKGURU is being developed in phases, and there will be gradual and progressive rollout of various features as well as content. Do keep visiting BRICKGURU regularly to stay abreast of the latest developments. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
BrickGuru has been built by Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (GKSPL), a research and advisory firm which offers services and solutions for improving energy efficiency in buildings, improving resource efficiency in the production of building materials, and deployment of decentralised renewable energy systems.
BrickGuru builds on more than 25 years of action research work with the brick sector. The team behind the platform not only has experience on brick manufacturing but equally on sustainable building design and environment policy.
The BrickGuru team has been very fortunate to be the recipient of knowledge, love, help and support from a large number of stakeholders, and we would like to sincerely thank each one of them and look forward to their continuing encouragement, feedback, and support.
Launching BrickGuru would not have been possible without financial support from several supporting organisations. In particular, we would like to acknowledge Climate and Health Research Network (CHeRN) and Stanford University.