Bangladesh SusBuild

Promoting Sustainable Building in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, brick-making is the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as the industry consumes 2.2 million tonnes of coal and 1.9 million tonnes of firewood and emits 8.75 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually. Brick making is characterised by low energy efficiency, prevalence of small-scale kilns with limited financial capacity, and dominance of a single raw material (clay) and product (solid clay brick). Transformative changes in the brick industry are required, not only switching to cleaner brick kilns, but also diversifying their production inputs in order to save natural resources, reduce GHG emissions, and increase energy efficiency.

The project aims to contribute to a reduction in GHG emissions, deforestation and land degradation in Bangladesh. It specifically seeks to promote sustainable and eco-friendly building materials and practices in Bangladesh within an enabling policy environment.

Duration: 1/2016 - 6/2019

Total Budget: EUR 2,000,000 (EU Contribution: 90%)


Anisur Rahman Chowdhury
Oxfam in Bangladesh
RAOWA Complex, Level-8 (Southern Side) | VIP Road
Mohakhali | Dhaka 1206, Bangladesh

Oxfam GB, Bangladesh Programme Oxfam GB, Bangladesh Programme
As lead partner, Oxfam provides overall management and technical support in achieving planned objectives.
Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI) Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI)
HBRI facilitates technology transfer and generates market transformations towards alternative bricks (ABs) and other green construction materials.
Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)
BELA conducts policy research and creates favourable policy and regulatory environment.
Jagorani Chakra Foundation (JCF) Jagorani Chakra Foundation (JCF)
JCF promotes ABs and technologies amongst brick manufacturers and consumers.
2016 Newsletter

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Project Brochure English

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Project Brochure Bangla

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2017 Newsletter

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