3 more RMG factories get green certificates
Three more Bangladeshi garment factories have been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for extraordinary initiatives taken for green production.
The newly awarded factories include Swisstex Village situated at Kohilatoli of Jamirta in Manikganj. It received gold certification.
The RMG building of Jinnat Knitwears Ltd at Mawna in Gazipur received the platinum certification.
The same company's Printing Building located at Mawna, Sreepur in Gazipur was awarded the LEED certification under the platinum category.
So far, 183 garment factories have been awarded the LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in Bangladesh.
Of the total, 60 are platinum rated, 109 gold rated, 10 silver rated and four only certified.
According to the entrepreneurs, green factories are one of the most scientific ways of keeping the balance of growth and sustainability.
Green factories attach the highest importance to energy use, water use, indoor environmental quality, and material selection and its effects on the site.