Green, sustainable designing focuses on many aspects of eco-friendliness, but the earthing system remains largely neglected. Earthing in the electrical network ensures safety. But, are we ensuring safety at a cost to our environment? Selection of the earth enhancing material matters a lot when its impact on the environment is significant. Chemicals such as salt, charcoal, and Bentonite affect the sub-soils of the earthing location by way of leaching and polluting the water tables. Trees are burnt for producing charcoal. A scarce resource like water is used extensively in charcoal earth pits. Such billions of polluting earth pits need due attention by people engaged in green and sustainability activities.
A chemically inert, non-leaching, non-corrosive, conductive concrete aggregate like Marconite addresses the need for a sustainable and safe earthing system. And it does not require water for maintenance.
Thousands of people lose their life every year on account of electrical mis-happenings brought about by a poor earthing system. There is also concern for the environmental impact of chemical earthing materials. A Surakshit Bharat needs an effective earthing system that is efficient, reliable and sustainable.