Conferring to the official announcement made by ITC hotels, ITC Windsor, Bengaluru, has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Zero Carbon Certification, making it the world’s first hotel to do so. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) issued this accreditation in recognition of the brand’s environmental activities.
The Globally recognised LEED Zero carbon Certification is given to buildings and locations that exhibit a dedication to ensuring sustainable living, seek to eliminate carbon dioxide from the environment and accomplish Net-Zero goals. In this regard, ITC Windsor made several efforts.
The opulent estate is powered by in-house wind turbine generators and runs on electric boilers, induction burners, and other renewable energy sources.
Furthermore, the hotel is dedicated to reaching Net-Zero Carbon status, which is bolstered by the hotel chain’s distinctive Responsible Luxury project. Not only is the chain one of the first to eliminate single-use plastic, but it also implemented radiation harmonisers, adopted a farm-to-fork low carbon footprints cuisine, ensured clean air, and obtained a LEED platinum rating across its facilities.
The Growth Narrative of ITC Hotels is a Story about Sustainability:
“At ITC we recognise the significance of going beyond efficiency and have demonstrated remarkable environmental leadership by increasing renewable energy footprint, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction,” stated Nakul Anand, Executive Director of ITC Ltd.
“Innovative Net-Zero projects like ITC Windsor are linked with India’s aim of considerably reducing emissions, and they are a vital driving force behind the development of buildings, towns, and communities so that they can support future generation”, Anand explained.
“Given the climate-related risks we face 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,” says Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC.
ITC Windsor is paving a path for the industry as a whole by prioritising net-zero carbon,