The new brickmakers of Ulaanbaatar
The construction industry has expanded rapidly in Mongolia in the recent years.Yet little attention has been paid to its environmental impact. From the design to the materials used and the insulation techniques applied, there was little awareness about how to reduce the environmental impact of the construction process as well as of the benefits of green materials and technologies.
Two EU-funded SWITCH-Asia projects are paving the way for the production and market uptake of construction materials that recycle waste derived from construction and demolition processes. Their first green products are fly ash-based construction blocks.