Three ITC hotels in India have been ranked as the world’s top three LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) zero carbon certified hotels — ITC Windsor, ITC Grand Chola and ITC Gardenia.
LEED zero carbon recognises buildings operating with net-zero carbon emission. ITC Hotels says it is the world's largest chain with the maximum number of LEED Platinum Certified Properties.
ITC Hotels divisional chief executive Anil Chadha said: “ITC Hotels is committed towards sustainability and consistently works to achieve its vision of offering patrons an experience of 'responsible luxury’. We pride ours elves on the milestones that we have achieved in our endeavour towards contributing to the Planet. Three of our luxury properties have put India on the global stage by being recognised by LEED as Net Zero Carbon Certified hotels. This achievement is not ours alone but of all our associates and guests who believed in us and shared the same value system.”
“From using renewable energy and recycling solid waste to conserving water, actively mitigating single use plastic and reducing the carbon footprint at every step, ITC Hotels have been delivering luxury experiences with planet positive offerings embedded in product, processes, people & progress. Over 40% of consumable food materials used at ITC Hotels is sourced locally and the properties have adopted infra-red based efficient cooking in kitchen leading to near 20% energy savings,” ITH Hotels said in a statement.
“All ITC Hotels have organic waste converters with most of them being equipped with onsite bio- methanation plants. The group has reduced the fresh water consumption by almost 50% with strategic conservation, treatment and reuse over the last 5 years.
57% of electrical consumption at ITC Hotels & Welcomhotels is met through renewable sources. These include ITC Grand Chola, ITC Windsor, ITC Gardenia, ITC Maratha, ITC Grand Central, ITC Mughal, Welcomhotel Chennai, Welcomhotel Coimbatore, Welcomhotel Bengaluru and Welcomhotel Sheraton New Delhi, which are powered by renewable electrical energy,” it added.