Climate change is a reality that all industries have to imminently address in order to ensure a healthy & sustainable environment.
One such startup that is doing its bit by bringing innovation in the construction industry is GreenJams.
This Vizag based startup is not just working towards a climate-positive lifestyle but also creating an impact. Founded in 2017 by Mr. Tarun Jami, the startup manufactures three innovative building material products.
‘Forty five percent of global carbon emissions come from the built environment’ said Mr Jami. It is therefore this space that GreenJams is trying to address with its innovative products.
GreenJams three innovative products i.e. Agrocrete, made of crop residues and industrial by-products is a carbon-negative block; low-carbon Bindr is used for mortar and plastering and Hempbloc made of stocks of cannabis plant and lime based binder is used for making walls.
‘These products lead to a carbon-negative environment, increase energy efficiency, providing strength & durability to buildings and are cost-effective’ informed Mr Jami.
Their manufacturing unit located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand currently has a manufacturing capacity of 600 blocks a day.
Most of the GreenJams current projects are in Mumbai & North India wherein they are working with various developers on a number of pilot projects to help them better understand the uniqueness of their product.
It is through their personal contacts and media attention that has gotten them good coverage & visibility. GreenJams is an award-winning CleanTech social enterprise de-carbonising the built environment.
‘Building materials have to be manufactured and consumed locally’, informed Mr. Jami, hence, the startup works on a franchise model wherein they licence their technology to people interested in setting up manufacturing plants.
The startup is thus looking for partners who are passionately interested in adding value to the construction industry and manufacturing their innovative products PAN India.
Below is a brief snapshot of the company and founder:
Founder Name: Mr. Tarun Jami
Co-Founder : Varun Jami and Er. JLN Murty
Team: 10 members
Incubated/Started (Year and City): Vizag, 2017
Industry / Space : Construction
Funding Received : Bootstrapped / Grants
Looking for: Projects / Funding / Partners
Market of Operation: India
Revenues: < 10 lakhs
Claim to Fame: Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 2019 | MassChallenge Switzerland / Nidhi Prayas Program | Ministry of Agriculture RKVY Raftaar
Aggressive Easy Going Methodical
PTIM (Person that inspires me): Mr. William McDonough, American architect, designer and author. It is his attitude of not giving in to propaganda or trends that inspires Tarun.