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ITC Windsor receives LEED Zero Carbon Certification

ITC Windsor has become the 1st hotel in the world to receive a LEED Zero Carbon Certification.

What is a LEED Zero Carbon Certification?

LEED Zero Carbon recognises buildings operating with net zero carbon emissions from energy consumptions. The certification is given by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) — a non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable building and construction.

1st hotel in the world to receive this

With this, ITC Windsor, Bengaluru has become the 1st hotel in the world to receive this recognition.

ITC Windsor uses energy-efficient technologies like electric boilers, induction burners and other renewable sources of energy and is powered by its own wind turbine generators.

ITC Hotels are known for its commitment to sustainability with its ‘Responsible Luxury’ messaging. With the largest number of LEED Platinum Certified properties in India, the group was one of the first to eliminate the use of single-use plastic products and serve farm-to-fork low carbon footprint cuisines.

Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC, said:

Given the climate-related risks we are facing and the central role buildings play in climate mitigation, ITC Windsor’s LEED Zero certification for carbon demonstrates visionary leadership because it contributes toward a regenerative future and represents a commitment to making the world a better place.

Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Hotels, said:

Elevating the role of buildings in mitigating climate-related risks and halting resource depletion is critical in achieving a sustainable and regenerative future for all. At ITC Hotels, we understand the value of going beyond efficiency and have showcased extraordinary sustainability leadership by enhancing the renewable energy footprint, energy efficiency and mitigation of greenhouse gases emission.

Featured image by ITC Hotels

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