Crystal International Group Limited has recently achieved ‘EDGE Building Environmental Certificate’ for its newly designed Vietnam-based knitwear manufacturing factory Regent Garment Factory Limited.
EDGE – Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies – Certificate is an international green building certification system which recognises the reduction (minimum of 20 per cent) in energy use, water use and embodied energy in materials, meeting the standards set by EDGE.
Regent Garment Factory Limited crossed the set standards by EDGE of minimum 20 per cent reduction in resources and reached 28 per cent in energy savings, 37 per cent in water savings and 44 per cent less embodied energy in materials.
The new building is still under construction and will be completed by 2021.
Crystal International, therefore, has received a preliminary certificate at the design stage and will bag the final certification post-construction.
It’s worth mentioning here that EDGE focuses on the next generation of green building certification in over 170 countries and also includes a cloud-based platform in order to calculate the cost of utility savings and going green.
Crystal International has been putting extensive efforts to adopt and practice environmental conservation in its factories and headquarters, which resulted in the first building environmental certificate within the Group that recognises its endeavours.
The certification is also termed as a role model case by Crystal International to signify both sustainable practices and its culture of ‘right first time’.
According to the company, it will also integrate this sustainable design concept to the future building projects, not just to achieve energy and water savings but also to support the long-term Group sustainability goal for tackling climate change.