Pakistan’s first LEED-certified construction chemical plant launched
Sika, a Swiss construction chemical manufacturing company, expanded has expanded its footprint with a new manufacturing plant that has earned LEED status.
The fully automated manufacturing facility is Pakistan’s first-ever LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified construction chemical plant, reports the Pakistan Observer. LEED is an International rating system for buildings that evaluates environmental performance and award points across several areas that address sustainability.
The factory will produce mortars and liquid products of construction chemicals locally. Local production will bring quality products more closely to their customers and contribute to the economy of Pakistan by decreasing imports.
The factory will be resource-efficient as it will save 20 percent energy, 50 percent water efficiency and 30 percent better indoor air quality in comparison to any other industrial facility in Pakistan.
Sika Pakistan will create 150 jobs directly and 1,000 jobs indirectly by 2020.
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