Global leader in testing, inspection and certification, Bureau Veritas announced Thursday that its laboratory in Cambodia has been awarded with a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum certification by the United States Green Building Council.
LEED certifications are awarded to facilities that save money and resources and operate in an environmentally sustainable way.
This is the second Platinum rated award received by the company, after its laboratory in Sri Lanka. A total of 5 LEED certifications, 2 at Platinum and 3 at Gold rating, have been awarded within its Consumer Products Services division since 2013.
The Cambodia laboratory, which was established in 2013, is 15,000 square feet and has over 70 employees. The facility supports the testing needs of garment, apparel and textile manufacturers and exporters in the area.
The company has received positive marks in many categories including, water efficiency, innovation in design, enhanced commissioning, measurement and verification, efficient lighting, green power, HVAC system, energy measurement and verification, enhanced ventilation, thermal design and verification, daylight and views for seating areas.
Other successes include the use of low-emitting materials like adhesives and sealants, paints coatings, flooring systems, composite wood and Agrifer products as well as an effective IAQ Management plan during construction and before occupancy.
“As a global leader in supply chain quality, safety and sustainability management services, we are very delighted to report this major success following on the recent LEED Gold ratings in our Singapore laboratory, as well as the most recent LEED Platinum rating in Sri Lanka location,” said Jeffery Tan, regional chief executive of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services for South East Asia. “As a company, these achievements clearly demonstrate our commitment to support health, social and environment initiatives worldwide.”