Bangladesh green factory revolution reached a landmark of 50 Platinum and 103 LEED Gold.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized two more readymade garment (RMG) factories of Bangladesh as green – LEED Certified, raising the total number of environment-friendly establishments in the apparel sector to 167.
In the newest addition, Jeans Plus Ltd. located in Savar achieved Gold Certification by earning 73 Points. While Mehnaz Styles & Craft Ltd. Located Tongabari achieved Gold Certification by earning 61 Points.
Jeans Plus Ltd. is having four production floors each floor with an area of 78,000 square feet built on a land area of 1981 square meters, to accommodate current needs & future growth. The structural compliance of the building has been certified by number of foreign and local organizations including ACCORD.
Green building in Bangladesh’s perspective has touched an unparalleled height as the country has the highest number of LEED green garment factories- 167 factories, with 50 platinum-rated, 103 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.