Sri Lanka printer gets top green rating

Jan 21, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence Printing said its new printing facility had received a ‘Gold’ rating from in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from US-based Green Building Council. The company’s new 77,000 square feet facility near Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, was given LEED-NC (New Construction): GOLD Certification, the firm said.

The new facility had achieved 70 savings on water, 22 percent savings on energy use of daylight for 100 percent regularly occupied space, 90 percent of construction waste diverted from landfill.

“:The LEED certification is another groundbreaking milestone for Aitken Spence Printing.

“Over the years, we have been able to offer many innovative solutions to our partners,” Prasanna Karunathilake, managing director of Aitken Spence Printing said in a statement.

“Benchmarking our new printing facility on international green building standards, provide our partners with an enhanced environmentally friendly value addition.”

The company provide printing and packaging services for tea, tea, confectionary, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and apparel industries.

It also prints corporate reports, coffee-table books and magazines.