The Eco-City Project was launched by the W.W.F. and local N.G.O.s in a deprived township of Johannesburg. The project builds low-cost, environment-friendly housing and makes it available to families at the lowest end of the income scale. The overall goal is to reduce pollution and poverty in the township.
The project focuses on passive solar heating, rainwater recovery and the use of recyclable materials. Lafarge provided the cement which was mixed with polystyrene scrap to produce cost-effective insulation panels.
Concrete and cement also have a role to play in sustainable construction!