Gooryong Fashions plans green building
Star Business Report
Gooryong Fashions Ltd, a Gazipur-based garment group, has signed agreements with two consultancy firms to set up a green building at its existing premises within the next one year.
Green building refers to a structure that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout the building’s life-cycle: from sitting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.
The move comes in response to growing demand from international buyers for clothing items manufactured with environment-friendly technologies.
Spectrum Lanka Technology Solutions Ltd and Energy Solve International (Pvt) Ltd will provide consultancy services in exchange of a $90,000 fee for the construction of the sustainable building that meets the requirements of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), said Delwar Hossain, chairman of Gooryong.
US-based LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction and operation and maintenance solutions.
Farooq Hasan, vice-president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said the government and the garment makers’ associations are working together to capacitate garment factories to move from traditional production methods to green technology.