Pioneer Denim, a sister concern of Badsha Group, has achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification recently. Their production unit has been constructed focusing on the requirements of LEED Platinum certification, saving energy with green building technology as well as considering all other safety measures has been closely taken into consideration.
Badsha Group of Industries is one of the largest conglomerates in Bangladesh, specializing in the textile and RMG sector. Badsha Group started its journey since 1976.
Pioneer Denim stepped in the manufacturing of denim fabric by keeping a closer eye to the environmental factors of production. Sustainability is their utmost priority and environmental friendly denim fabric has been their goal and priority since the start. They save almost 20% of water and 18% energy.
|Table 1: Pioneer Denim at a glance|
|Mother company||Badsha Group|
|Location||Habiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh|
|Plant facility||1.4 million sq. ft.|
|Production capacity||40 million yards per year
(Expansion plan to 80 million yards per year)
|Certifications||LEED Platinum, BSCI, GRS, GOTS, OEKO-TEX 100|
How Pioneer Denim saves water?
- Using radiator system power plant
- 2/1 pick wash system dyeing machine which saves water at a greater level
- 20,000 m³ rainwater harvesting system
- From ETP, re-using 20 m³/hr. of water and in the future it will increase up to 150 m³/hr. (using 80% of reusable water at the factory)
Points and certification of LEED
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED buildings save energy, water, resources, generate less waste and support human health.
|Table2: Performance score and certification levels of LEED.|
|Performance Score||Certification Level|
Certification levels remain consistent with the LEED rating system. A project team’s performance score determines the level of LEED certification awarded.