Two more garment factories in Bangladesh have received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for their green initiatives in apparel manufacturing, reports BSS.
JL Fashions Ltd at Baniarchala under Vhaba-nipur in Gazipur and JKL Admin & Daycare Bldg at Mawna of Sreepur in the same district received the platinum-rated certification from the USGBC, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Expor-ters Association (BGMEA) said on Monday.
With this, the total number of LEED-certified garment factories in the country reaches 186. Of them, 62 are platinum-rated, 110 gold-rated, 10 silver-rated green and four certified factories, the BGMEA said.
In May 2012, Bangladesh's Vintage Denim Studio was recognised as the first LEED platinum-certified factory in the world.