"The Olympics of sustainability is LEED," says Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd. His quote speaks volumes about his brand’s trust in the LEED rating system. ITC has committed to the highest standard in global green building, with its entire portfolio of hotels across India certified as LEED Platinum—proving that green building and luxury accommodations can indeed go hand in hand.
In their efforts to minimize their carbon footprint while ensuring the comfort of hotel guests, ITC took a number of measures in all areas of sustainability. These include renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, an HVAC system that runs on eco-friendly gases, LED lighting, a sewage treatment plant, an organic waste converter, a biogas plant for cooking, a system for harvesting rainwater and a farm-to-fork approach—all to help reduce energy and water consumption and manage waste efficiently.
By embracing LEED, ITC truly exemplifies its philosophy to enhance the well-being of people and the environment while also maintaining its luxury status and building an impressive brand image in the hospitality sector.
Quick facts about ITC:
- ITC Hotels is the first to have all its luxury chain of hotels certified LEED Platinum.
- ITC Chola in Chennai is the largest LEED Platinum hotel in the world.
- 55 percent of ITC’s total energy demand across all its properties is being met by renewable sources such as wind and solar.
- ITC Maurya in Delhi has installed the world’s largest solar concentrators in the hospitality sector.
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