Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln and Sustainable Construction Practices (VSBK SCP) is a 40-month project started in January 2012 until April 2015. The overall objectives of this project are to contribute to the mitigation of global warming and environmental degradation by reducing greenhouse gases and black carbon emission, to foster sustainable production, and to contribute to economic prosperity as well as to poverty reduction in Nepal.
The main focus is laid on training of construction specialists, petty contractors and entrepreneurs on how to apply sustainable construction practices as well as on providing substantial technical support to the establishment of VSBK brick factories from soil analysis to first firing and advice during operation.
The project is 90% funded by the EU Switch Asia programme, 10% contribution is funded by the Consortium Partners implementing the project – DMAN, SKAT foundation and FNCSI.
SCP project offices produce their own solar energy
By the way: The SCP project protects the environment – not just by helping to reduce CO2 and black carbon emissions in the construction sector, but also by producing its own electrical power from renewable energy sources.