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Bangladesh now has 155 LEED-certified green factories


Desk Report: Bangladesh has touched the milestone of having 155 US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified green apparel factories, the highest among any country.

Source: BGMEA

Source: BGMEA

According to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the country now has 46 platinum green factories, 95 gold,  10 silver and another 4 LEED certified factory buildings. More than 500 garment factories are waiting for   the LEED certification from the USGBC.

Most of green factories are located in Dhaka, followed by Gazipur, Chattogram and Narayanganj . Savar , Comilla Habiganj Recently BGMEA has been awarded the 2021 USGBC Leadership Award by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for green initiatives in the apparel industry.