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Brandix Director receives National Energy Efficiency Award
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Aug '10
Top apparel exporter Brandix emphatically reaffirmed its status as Sri Lanka's benchmark for environment-friendly manufacture by winning the country's apex award for energy conservation at a ceremony presided over by President Mahinda Rajapakse on the 3rd of August.

The main award in the 'Large Scale Manufacturing' category at the first ever Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards was presented by the President to Brandix Director Aslam Omar, as part of the government's Vidulka Energy Week programme, recognizing the Group as the most energy efficient among the largest manufacturers in the country.

Energy consumption data of three years was evaluated by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA), a unit of the Ministry of Power & Energy, to determine the winners in five categories for this prestigious award.

Brandix, the pioneer of and process leader in eco-friendly manufacture in Sri Lanka, and the first apparel manufacturer in the world to receive Platinum status for Green manufacture from the US Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building rating system, led the field of contenders from multiple sectors of industry.

Commenting on this latest accolade for commitment to the environment, Brandix CEO Ashroff Omar said: "The impact our business has and will have on the environment has long been and will always be a top priority in our sustainability agenda. In fact, Brandix's innovative efforts to minimise carbon dioxide emissions, conserve energy and water and eliminate solid waste to landfill precede the widespread consciousness created by the efforts of people on the international stage such as even Al Gore."

For the purpose of identifying worthy recipients for the National Energy Efficiency Awards, parameters such as reductions in furnace oil use, electricity consumption and carbon footprint, new technology employed to promote energy efficiency, the capability of personnel involved in energy efficiency initiatives and the commitment of top management to the cause were among those considered by the SLSEA.

Certified data submitted by Brandix to the Authority's panel of judges showed that the Group had reduced its total electricity consumption by 16 per cent (from 4.8 million kWh in 2008 to 4.0 million kWh in 2010) and fuel consumption by 28 per cent (from 910,000 litres in 2008 to 650,000 litres in 2010) through a combination of new technology, improved processes, and conversion to renewable energy sources. Furthermore, Brandix's flagship eco-friendly manufacturing facility at Seeduwa has achieved and maintained a 46 per cent reduction in energy consumption since it was redesigned and reopened in April 2008.

"These awards are particularly important because they result in an evaluation across diverse sectors of methods used to improve energy efficiency and the results achieved," Brandix Director AJ Johnpillai said. "This leads to the identification of benchmarks, such as Brandix, whose achievements can inspire like-minded industries to seek similar results."


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