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TCL showcases its green technology
The TCL Group’s presentation on its strategies for environmental sustainability was met with wide interest by attendees at the recent T&T Green Building Council’s 2014 Seminar, which featured presentations from various organisations on Green Building and sound environmental practices. Presenting for the TCL Group was the company’s group health, safety and environment Manager, Hannah Wei-Muddeen, whose contribution focused on the company’s integration of environmental sustainability in its day-to-day operations.
Wei-Muddeen explained that TCL, an ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) certified company, consistently tracks carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel usage, not only for production purposes, but for environmental protection and sustainability. She also presented on the use of waste derived fuels and TCL’s interest in burning tyres in its kilns as an energy alternative.
TCL hosted a booth at the seminar, which complemented Wei-Muddeen’s presentation, as the company’s sustainable products and initiatives were displayed. This included material on TCL’s Premium Plus Pozzolan Cement, which consists of volcanic pozzolan material and is widely used locally and regionally in the construction of homes, buildings and other structures.
The use of pozzolan in the manufacture of cement benefits users and the environment as natural pozzolans contribute to reduced Greenhouse gases ensuring a significant reduction in Carbon Dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Other sustainable engineering technologies such as concrete roads, the soil cement stabilisation technique and pervious concrete were also showcased at the booth.