Bangladesh continues to march towards sustainability as in the past six months two dozen more of its garment factories have received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) awards from the US Green Building Council for their green initiative.
Bangladesh’s industry circles claim that the country is marching forward towards global leadership in eco-friendly garment production. After addition of 24 new factories Bangladesh has made remarkable strides in sustainable fashion with 206 LEED green factories, including 76 Platinum-rated and 116 Gold-rated, solidifying its commitment to environmental stewardship.
Among them the recently certified 24 factories, 16 factories were rated in the Platinum category and eight were in Gold, according to a statement by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
There are 54 Bangladeshi factories on the list of the world’s top 100 LEED green factories, including 9 of the top 10 and 18 of the top 20, the statement of BGMEA revealed.
Textile leaders hope that this achievement will attract further investment and partnerships, solidifying Bangladesh’s position as a global leader in sustainable manufacturing.
LEED is a widely recognized green building certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It provides a framework for designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining green buildings and spaces. The certification is based on various criteria, including energy efficiency, water conservation, sustainable materials, indoor environmental quality, and innovation.
The number of LEED-certified projects is continually changing as new projects are registered and certified across 175 countries.