Desk Report: 13 best green building factories of Bangladesh were honored with “LEED Green Factory Award” to recognize their efforts in sustainability by achieving LEED Platinum certification. The country has now 67 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green factories certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Among them 13 are LEED Platinum rated while more than 280 factories are registered with USGBC for LEED certification.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) in association with USGBC and GBCI launched “LEED Green Factory Award” today, 1st March 2018 at Apparel Club of BGMEA Complex in recognition and celebration of Bangladesh RMG sector’s strides in green industrialization.
Mr. Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, attended the award ceremony as the chief guest while Mr. Gopalakrishnan P., Managing Director – APAC & Middle East Markets, GBCI was present as special guest.
Mr. Md. Siddiqur Rahman, President, BGMEA presided over the award ceremony wwher Moinuddin Ahmed, First Vice President, BGMEA; Mr. SM Mannan (Kochi), Vice President, BGMEA; Mr. Mohammed Nasir, Vice President (Finance), BGMEA; and Mr. Mahmud Hasan Khan (Babu), Vice President, BGMEA were also present.
USGBC developed LEED to recognize best practices in design, construction and operations of buildings and communities that protect the environment, human health and the bottom line. GBCI is the exclusive certifying and credentialing body for all the LEED projects worldwide.
LEED Green Factory Award winning factories are – Remi Holdings Ltd, Tarasima Apparels Ltd, Plummy Fashions Ltd, Vintage Denim Studio Ltd, Columbia Washing Plant Ltd, Echotex Ltd, SQ Celsius Unit 2 Ltd, Kaniz Fashions Ltd, Genesis Washing Ltd, Genesis Fashions Ltd, SQ Birichina Ltd, SQ ColBlanc Ltd and Envoy Textiles Ltd.
The speakers congratulated to these factories for their achievement for bringing worlds’ focus towards Bangladeshi Apparel sector. They said that Bangladesh has made a huge progress in environmental sustainability in the RMG sector. The RMG industry’s steps and achievement so far in environmental sustainability will contribute to ushering in a new era in industrial sector of Bangladesh. It is truly a matter of proud for this sector that it is now quite helpful to transform the image of Bangladesh to the world market as modern, safe and green.