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BGMEA wins 2021 USGBC Leadership Award

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2021 USGBC Leadership Award’ by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its 2021 USGBC Leadership Award recipients in India and Southeast Asia for contributions to sustainable, healthy, equitable and resilient buildings and communities during its USGBC Live virtual conference.

Figure: The USGBC Leadership Awards distinguished the model leadership of BGMEA for reducing the environmental costs of production in the apparel industry.

As one of the major trade associations in Bangladesh, BGMEA is leading the way to reduce the environmental costs of production in the apparel industry by ensuring 629 participating LEED projects spanning around 130 mn sq ft from Bangladesh.

The USGBC Leadership Awards distinguish the model leadership of individuals and organizations contributing to the creation of sustainable, healthier, equitable and resilient buildings, cities and communities.

USGBC Live is a new event that combines the proficiency of the main community of green building leaders with the data, insights, stories and leadership from the thousands of LEED and green building projects around the globe to produce insightful and engaging conversations about the future of buildings, cities and communities.

The three-day virtual event offers localized content channels across different regions in the U.S. and abroad, with sessions on topics that provide innovative ways to push the industry.

Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, MD, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, USGBC said, “At USGBC, we believe that healthy people in healthy places equals a healthy economy and it is only because of the leadership of organizations and individuals like our award recipients that this vision can become a global reality.”

“In what has been a very challenging year for everyone around the world, the green building industry has continued to carry on. In India and Southeast Asia, organizations, governments and private industry are continuing to think about innovative ways to create green projects that lower carbon emissions and contribute to a healthier society. USGBC is proud to partner with them to advance our collective mission of a sustainable future for all,” Padmanabhan added.

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