Bangladesh green factory revolution reached a landmark of 53 Platinum and 104 LEED Gold.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized three more readymade garment (RMG) factories of Bangladesh as green – LEED Certified, raising the total number of environment-friendly establishments in the apparel sector to 171.
In the newest addition Fatullah Apparels Ltd which is located Narayanganj, awarded LEED Platinum Certification for achieving optimum score 97 out of 110.
Fatullah Apparels- Ltd achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: Location and Transportation, sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, Indoor environmental quality and Innovation.
Others two, who earned LEED Platinum are, Debonair Ltd. & Orbitex Knitwear Ltd., and Sharaf Apparels Washing & Dyeing Industries.
Green building in Bangladesh’s perspective has touched an unparalleled height as the country has the highest number of LEED green garment factories- 171 factories, with 53 platinum-rated, 104 gold-rated, 10 silver-rated and 4 LEED Certified.
Notably, Out of the top 10 USGBC LEED certified factories, 7 are in Bangladesh.
LEED Certified Green buildings are becoming a norm in Bangladesh as many builders are opting to construct energy-efficient, low-maintenance buildings.
This concept unexceptionally complements modern architectural designs by allowing ample energy savings and adequate natural light. In addition, it is high time that Bangladesh implements this concept in its construction industry.