More than 500 garment factories in the country have registered themselves for opting green or environment-friendly production facilities, and these units are proceeding towards ensuring long-term sustainability. At present, Bangladesh has a total of 108 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green factories, certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), with the highest of 26 platinum-ranked units. The number of green factories has been increasing considerably in the country since 2014, although the unit prices of locally-made apparel items are declining.