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Apparel Manufacturer VDS Group Receives LEED Platinum Certification

Vintage Denim Studio Limited was awarded LEED Platinum certification on May 31 and is among the highest-rated industrial manufacturing facilities in the world.

New York, NY, June 13, 2012 --( Vintage Denim Studio Limited, the newest green facility of apparel manufacturer VDS Group, was awarded LEED Platinum certification on May 31 for its environmentally-sound achievements and aims. Based in Bangladesh, the denim factory is the first LEED certified facility in the country and has a LEED score of 90.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System acts as third-party verification for a factory’s green initiatives regarding site development, water conservation, energy conservation, materials selection and indoor environmental conditions. The point scale rewards sustainable business strategies in these areas and provides additional bonus credits for excellence in design innovation and regional priority.

“Vintage Denim Studio is such a state-of-the-art facility that, to be honest, there’s nothing else quite like it,” said Faisal Saikat, Vice President of Marketing and Development. “We wanted to introduce a factory that can be a model for other manufacturing companies, and we are grateful to have received LEED Platinum certification as proof of our efforts.”

Relying on technological advances and efficiencies, VDS Group expects its green initiatives to yield water savings of 46% and energy savings of 45% for the 300,000 square-foot garment factory. As part of the manufacturer’s pollution reduction strategies, the plant is equipped with source controls to monitor and regulate CO2 emissions as well as other chemicals and pollutants.

About VDS Group: The export-oriented garment manufacturer has been serving the apparel sector for twenty years and is an industry leader in implementing eco-friendly technologies based on its commitment to social responsibility. With over 9,000 employees and a production capacity of 2.5 million pieces per month, VDS Group serves an international market with well-known clients such as H&M, JCPenney and Espirit.
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