Another RMG factory gets LEED Platinum certification

RMG Times
শনিবার, ডিসেম্বর ২, ২০২৩
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Another garment factory in Bangladesh has been awarded LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), further solidifying the country’s position as a leader in green manufacturing.

With this, the number of green factories in the country rose to 204.

According to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Integra Dresses Limited located in Gazipur secured platinum ratings, with a score of 99.

Bangladesh is the global leader having the highest number of green garment buildings, where 74 are platinum-rated, 116 gold-rated, 10 silver, and four without any rating, according to the BGMEA.

The country has been receiving the certificate since 2001.

The council honours factories based on several criteria such as transformation performance, energy, water, and waste management. The best performers are rated with platinum, followed by gold and silver.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said, “In 2022, we had the highest number of factories with LEED certified in a single year. With 30 factories receiving LEED certification that year, 15 were Platinum, and 15 were Gold. Fast forward to August 2023, another 20 factories have earned the coveted recognition in eight months, with 13 achieving the esteemed platinum rating and seven attaining the Gold rating.”

Besides, 500 more factories are in the pipeline to get the certification, he added.