Eco-friendly factories are growing
Author: Shuvonkar Karmokar
According to the entrepreneurs, the eco-friendly facilities generally, cost 5 to 20 per cent more than the conventional ones, but the benefits are long term. Overall, the green factories can reduce electricity consumption by 24 to 50 per, water consumption by 40 per cent and carbon emissions by 33 to 39 per cent. A number of organisations around the world certify the eco-friendly establishments. Of them, the US Green Building Council (USGBC), established in 1993, issues the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate. The factories in Bangladesh received the certificates under the USGBC. Under the USGBC, factories as well as commercial establishments, schools, houses, sales centres, prayer centres could be set up as environment-friendly facilities. The number of commercial establishments receiving the LEED certificate exceeded 100,000 in November 2019.