Bangladesh has highest number of Green Garment Factories
14 June 2021: Ten more garment factories received the top rating from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to take the total to 24, the highest in the world, a great achievement for the Bangladesh’s apparel sector,“Of the 24 platinum-rated LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) factories in Bangladesh, six are amongst the top 10 in the world. “In every consideration, Bangladesh has the highest number of green garment factories in the world,” said the USGBC.
Although the buyers do not pay any extra money for green buildings, such initiative helps a lot in branding of the country or the company, said Mohiuddin Rubel, Representative of Bangladesh at the USGBC’s chief executive officer’s advisory council.
Not only branding, green technology also helps to cut down on energy usage by 40% and water consumption by more than 30%.
Green buildings also ensure a safe workplace for workers as the factory owners have to follow certain rules for construction of the buildings, said Rubel, also a director of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.
Faruque Hassan, managing director of Giant Group, whose building is one of the 13 to receive platinum certification said he spent nearly Tk 200 crore for construction of the factory at Maona in Gazipur. Some 15 buildings may get the LEED certification from the USGBC soon as they are nearing their completion of processes.