When the leaders of global organizations committed to sustainability engage in candid conversation, interesting ideas emerge.
The Ashok hotel in New Delhi, a flagship property of ITDC, holds immense significance in the history of Indian independence. This iconic hotel, among the first and oldest luxury properties in the country, was built to host world dignitaries and high-profile conferences and events. Now, having achieved LEED Gold certification, The Ashok has stepped up to commit even further to environmental sustainability.
The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be coming to India for the first time at Mumbai’s Bombay Exhibition Centre from November 2–5, 2017. The world's premier event in the green building industry, Greenbuild is inspiring great excitement among stakeholders, developers, green building professionals, students and architects who plan to attend.
Here is what some of these stakeholders had to say about the upcoming event:
India ranks third globally for countries outside of the U.S. with the most LEED-certified space, with over 15 million gross square meters, according to the Top 10 Countries for LEED 2016 report released by USGBC.
"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.
Commercial aviation plays a vital role in economic globalization, but in the process it also affects the environment.
To minimize its carbon footprint, Delhi International Airport Limited set out to certify its state-of-the-art Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport as LEED Gold. Terminal 3 is the world’s eighth largest airport terminal, covering 5.5 million square feet.
In September 2016, the Abhikalpan Office project in Indore, India, was awarded EDGE certification to recognize a predicted energy savings of 68 percent, water savings of 83 percent and 28 percent less embodied energy in materials. The 573-square-meter office building is the first EDGE-certified project by GBCI in India.
Nestled within 25 acres of prime land in the diplomatic enclave of New Delhi, India, The Ashok hotel epitomizes heritage and grandeur, with sustainability embedded as its core value. This 550-room, five-star hotel built in the 1950s has both historical and national significance.