Jaquar Group’s bath-fittings manufacturing unit in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, has received the ‘Platinum’ LEED Green Building Certification from US Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the company’s largest manufacturing plant. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green-building rating system in the world. It recognises sustainability achievement, denoting proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards.
The factory successfully achieved 21 out of the 26 sustainability factors listed by the USGBC, as well as all 10 water-efficacy factors, 31 out of the 35 energy and atmosphere effectiveness factors, all 6 innovation measures, all 4 regional priority credits, and 3 out of 15 indoor environmental quality standards.
The manufacturing unit in Bhiwadi is spread across 35,000 square metres. Green technology is deployed to drive the functioning of the plant which manufactures 125,000 faucets each day and generates 5.4 MW of solar energy. The Group’s manufacturing facilities are zero-waste plants, recycling 150,000 litres of water every day and 1,200 tonnes of brass every year.
CB’s questions on the certification status and green-technology usage in other manufacturing facilities of the Group and future sustainability targets of the Bhiwadi plant did not receive any response from the company.