Jaquar Group achieves greater heights in sustainable manufacturing
The Group’s largest manufacturing unit in Bhiwadi receives the ‘Platinum’ LEED Green Building Certification
New Delhi, June x, 2019: Jaquar Group, India’s leading ‘Complete Bathroom and Lighting’ solutions brand has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for its bath fittings manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. The prestigious 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 recognized 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 Jaquar Group manufacturing unit in Bhiwadi is spread across 35,000 square metres. Green technology is the guiding force behind the functioning of the plant which successfully manufactures 1,25,000 faucets each day. Adhering to global quality certification, the manufacturing setup is a zero-waste plant recycling 150,000 litres of water every day and 1200 tonnes of brass recycled every year. Green technology is the guiding force behind the functioning of the plant, which successfully generates 5.4 MW of solar energy. (The highlighted are facts of all Jaquar manufacturing plants)
On receiving the prestigious certification, Mr. Rajesh Mehra, Director & Promoter of 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 one-of-a-kind environmental friendly global headquarters 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.
About Jaquar Group
Jaquar Group is a rapidly growing multi-diversified ‘Complete Bathroom and Lighting Solutions’ brand with a turnover of INR 3588 Crores in 2018-19. The Group has been built on the platform of highest quality standards, aesthetics and with the intent of providing world class products. Conceived way back in 1960, Jaquar Group is an undisputed market leader in the organized bath fittings category and is one of the fastest growing bathroom and lighting brands in the world with presence in 45+ countries across Europe, Middle East, Asia- Pacific, Africa and the SAARC region. Today it caters to various socio-economic segments with brands such as Artize in the luxury category, Jaquar in the premium and Essco in the value segments. The Group is aiming to reach the turnover of $1 billion by 2022.
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About the US Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a private, membership-based non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation. USGBC is best known for its development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems and its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. USGBC was one of eight national councils that helped found the World Green Building Council (World GBC).
Through its partnership with the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), USGBC offers a suite of LEED professional credentials that denote expertise in the field of green building. USGBC incentivizes LEED certification by awarding extra certification points to building projects completed with a LEED-certified professional on staff.