Jaquar Group, a bathroom and lighting solutions brand in India, has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for its largest bath fittings manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. The certification has been conferred by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. It is a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement, denoting proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. The certification received by Jaquar Group’s manufacturing facility is in line with the group’s consistent focus on sustainability and innovation.
The manufacturing facility of the group manufacturing unit in Bhiwadi is spread across 35,000 square meters. Green technology is the guiding force behind the functioning of the plant which manufactures 1,25,000 faucets each day and generates 5.4 MW of solar energy. Adhering to global quality certification, the Jaquar Group manufacturing facilities are zero-waste plants, recycling 150,000 litres of water every day and 1200 tonnes of brass recycled every year.
Commenting on this, Rajesh Mehra, Director & Promoter, Jaquar Group, said, “It is a mark of great honour for Jaquar Group to receive the Platinum LEED certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the highest mark of quality and efficiency for a green building. This is the second LEED certification received by the Group and therefore reiterates our strong commitment to sustainability.”
Of the different criteria listed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the Jaquar Group factory successfully achieved 21 out of the 26 sustainability factors, all the 10 water efficacy factors, 31 out of the 35 energy and atmosphere effectiveness, all 6 innovation measures, all 4 regional priority credits and 3 out of 15 indoor environmental quality standards.
The group’s environment-friendly global headquarters in Manesar, Haryana, has been awarded the LEED Platinum Certified rating from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the highest level of green building certification awarded to a building.