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Pioneer Denim bagged the LEED Platinum certificate

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.

Pioneer LEED story
Figure: Md. Badsha Mia receiving the LEED Platinum certificate.

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
Area 150 acres
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
40-49 Certified
50-59 Silver
60-79 Gold
80-100 Platinum

Certification levels remain consistent with the LEED rating system. A project team’s performance score determines the level of LEED certification awarded.

Also Read: If Bangladesh could fix some policy, it can be the main player in fabric production and processing in the world…

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