Aug 02, 2017 (LBO) – The Hirdaramani group’s facility in Puthukudiyruppu has been awarded LEED Platinum certification established by the US Green Building Council, as verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), a statement said.
“The Hirdaramani Woven Puthukudiyruppu facility now joins Hirdaramani Woven Kahathuduwa as the highest LEED point scoring projects in Sri Lanka in the Industrial Manufacturing category, making Hirdaramani an industry leader.”
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognises best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects have to satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
Commenting on this significant achievement, Akshay Hirdaramani – Director, Hirdaramani Group said, “We are very proud of this accomplishment by the team at Woven Puthukudiyruppu and how fast this factory has progressed in a short period of time.”
“The LEED certification was achieved with minimal incremental investment thanks to the optimized design of the factory’s ventilation and lighting system. Once again, this demonstrates that investing into a good design at the outset pays rich dividends in the end.”
The Hirdaramani Woven Puthukudiyruppu facility scores high on sustainable use of resources.
It achieves a high rate for water efficiency, substantial reduction in energy use, use of recycled materials in its construction, good indoor air quality and as a result, achieved operational efficiency and reduced its carbon footprint, a statement said.