Embodying the ethos of Responsible Luxury, ITC Hotels with the maximum number of LEED Platinum Certified Properties have been accorded yet another distinction by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), making ITC Windsor, Bengaluru the first hotel in the world to achieve the LEED Zero Carbon Certification.
ITC Windsor is powered by its own wind turbine generators and uses innovative energy-efficient technologies such as electrical boiler, induction burners, and other renewable energy. The hotel is a stellar example of how hospitality can make a positive global impact by committing to sustainability and achieving net zero carbon status.
ITC Windsor’s best practices on sustainability and focused approach to furthering its green eco-system have credited it with the defining distinction of becoming the First Hotel in the World to be LEED Zero Carbon certified.
Speaking on the achievement, Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC said, “We strongly believe that any effort to save the planet ultimately equals to saving ourselves. 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 gas emission. Innovative net-zero projects such as ITC Windsor are aligned to India’s vision of significantly cutting emissions and are a critical driving force behind the transformation of buildings, cities, and communities so that they continue to sustain future generations.,” he further added.
ITC Hotels has pioneered several ground-breaking initiatives on environment, hotel ecosystem, health, and well-being. From LEED platinum rating to being one of the first chains to eliminate single-use plastic-free products, deployment of radiation harmonizers across the chain, farm to fork low carbon footprint cuisine, clean air, and more.
“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. By prioritizing net-zero carbon, ITC Windsor is pioneering a new way forward for the industry as a whole,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC.