Aman Tex Ltd & Ayesha Fashion Ltd. were recently recognized as green garments factory with LEED Platinum certification by The United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
In the newest addition Aman Tex Ltd which is located at Gazipur, awarded LEED Platinum Certification by achieving optimum score 89 out of 110, and Ayesha Fashion Ltd awarded by achieving Gold certifications with the score of 64.
According to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), now Bangladesh has 173 green factories. Of them 54 are platinum rated, 105 gold rated, 10 silver, and 4 have no rating, also 550+ are in pipeline.
Dozens more units are in the process of achieving LEED certification, also out of the top 10 USGBC LEED certified factories, 8 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.
Mohiuddin Rubel, Director, BGMEA said, “Bangladesh has the largest number of green factories in the world and it is growing even more and we are moving towards a sustainable and green infrastructure in the apparel sector.”