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Star Garment's innovation centre wins 2020 AIA Merit Award

Feb '20
Pic: Star Garment
Pic: Star Garment
Star Garment, a manufacturing company, has announced that its innovation centre has won the 2020 Merit Award in the sustainability category from AIA New York (AIANY). AIANY’s annual design awards programme recognises outstanding architectural design by AIANY members, New York City-based architects, and work in New York City by architects around the globe.

Star Garment’s commitment to sustainability guided the decision to convert an older, 70,000-square foot factory to passive house standard, leveraging a rigorous set of design principles focused on energy efficiency, quality and comfort. Completed in 2017, the state-of-the-art innovation centre was the first passive house design in Southeast Asia.

Designed by Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture, the innovation centre features a print resource library, sample room, pattern making facilities and world-class design capabilities. Pioneering passive house technology to combat the Sri Lankan climate, the design includes energy recovery ventilation, wrap-around heat pipes for enhanced dehumidification capacity, a highly efficient VRF system, thermally broken windows with external shading screens, and a rooftop photovoltaic system. Meticulous engineering of the building systems and enclosure allows employees to enjoy a comfortable work environment with abundant natural light, low humidity, filtered fresh air and temperatures near a constant 24-degree Celsius, according to Star Garment.

The innovation centre, along with a recently awarded CarbonNeutral certification across all its 14 facilities, makes Star Garment both the largest carbon neutral company in Sri Lanka, and the only one in the apparel sector to be internationally certified as carbon neutral.

Star Garment is a world-class apparel sourcing, design and manufacturing company based in Sri Lanka. The company provides expert, seamless execution in product development, technical innovation, on-time delivery and personalised customer service to ensure the best quality and value for each of their customers.

Komar is a global apparel products company, specialising in the design, marketing, sourcing and distribution of sleepwear, loungewear, intimates, and layering products. The company is an industry leader across a diverse range of competitive retail categories. Komar is proud to represent more than 100 lifestyle brands and licenses through their retail partners, which sell worldwide at every price point.

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