Bangladesh is an emerging country: -

Bangladesh's economic growth has shown commendable performance for the last 25 years. Impressive private sector led growth of above 5% the for last two decades that have indeed taken the economy to a new trajectory - contributed by steady Agricultural Production, increased Exports Earnings (led by RMG sector), healthy Remittance and vibrant Domestic Demand.

Economic Outlook of Bangladesh: -

Economic Outlook of Bangladesh is looks very impressive. Positive Sovereign Rating by Moody's Investor's Services and Standard & Poor's (S&P), Bangladesh has included in 'The Next-11' by Goldman Sachs, new PWC 30 list by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), 'Hottest emerging market; by Investor Chronicle, and 'Frontier Five' by JP Morgan.

Environment and Bangladesh: -

Bangladesh now has among the smallest areas of protected and intact forest in the world, consisting of 1.4% of its landmass.  Many terrestrial wildlife species have been lost during the last 100 years.  In addition, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in 2000 classified 40% of Bangladesh's freshwater fish species as threatened with national extinction.

Mismanagement of natural resources and the lack of a proper environmental understanding are two of the most critical issues making the development process extremely challenging in Bangladesh and resulting in unsustainable growth rather than sustainable development. Such priority issues can be mentioned as climate change, land degradation, water issues, loss of biodiversity and the critical inadequacy in integrating sustainability aspects in the national development process.

Global Warming: -

Global Warming is the next big challenge for mankind. Our actions will determine what will happen to our next generation and how they will live. Global Warming is an increase in the Earth's overall average temperature caused by emission of huge amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that absorb and trap the heat in the atmosphere. Every one of us is contributing to global warming with everything what we are doing. Recent survey showed that Buildings are the top reason for carbon emission. Transportation and Industries are next.

Green Building Benefits: -

Green buildings have been shown to save money through reduced energy and water use and lower long-term operations and maintenance costs. Energy savings in green buildings typically exceed any design and construction cost premiums within a reasonable payback period. It also saves land and other resources for the country and give an edge over competitors and improve the health and productivity of employees. Plus, reducing organization's reliance on fossil fuels is the best adaptation to peak oil and Climate Change.

Workplace Productivity and Health: -

Research shows that the green design attributes of buildings and indoor environments can improve worker productivity and occupant health and well-being, resulting in bottom line benefits for businesses. Despite evidence of its impact, improved indoor environmental quality has not been a priority in building design and construction, and resistance remains to incorporating it into financial decision-making.

Sustainability and Bangladesh: -

Sustainability is no longer optional for Bangladesh. It's an economic and environmental imperative for government, all companies and organizations and all individuals. Sustainable development is a necessary response to our growth support, energy crisis, water issue and global warming.

The Green Building and Green Factory Concept is gaining a major importance in Bangladesh, considering the tremendous benefit it offers. A green building/factory is one which uses less water, less energy, less natural resources and generates less waste that provides healthier spaces for occupants compared to a conventional building. Realizing the importance, Bangladesh Government attaches due importance on sustainable development (Green Building), renewable energy and energy efficiency issues.

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