“Epic Group is committed to sustainability and environmentally friendly operations, and this recognition of our GTL4 factory showcases that commitment,” Ranjan Mahtani, executive chairman of Epic Group, said in a news release. “Achieving the highest LEED certification with 104 points is a significant milestone, and we will continue to invest in green technologies and operations across all our facilities.”
Epic Group’s new Green Textiles Ltd (Unit 4) (GTL-4) factory has been awarded the platinum certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programme, with the highest rating of 104 points out of a possible maximum score of 110. This makes GTL-4 the highest scoring LEED certified new-built factory in the world.
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Platinum is the highest rating in the LEED certification programme, indicating the factory’s cutting-edge sustainable design and construction and eco-friendly features. Green Textiles Ltd Unit 3 (GLT-3) also has achieved LEED platinum certification, and is recognised by the Bangladesh government as one of the 10 best green factories in Bangladesh.
The facility boasts of an optimal design that integrates sound environmental principles with operational efficiency. In addition to a high degree of energy efficiency, the roof hosts 733 kW of rooftop solar PV system that provides 60 per cent of electricity required in the factory. Its low-use water fixtures are complemented by rainwater collection systems that reduces the water use.
The facility provides a high degree of occupant comfort, including air quality, thermal comfort, and natural lighting. The design and construction have been done by adding sustainable materials and environmental management practices during construction. It scored full points for site sustainability and water efficiency while scoring 32 out of 33 points on energy and emissions management.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)