ITC Windsor in Bangalore is the world’s first hotel to get LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Zero Carbon Certification by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council). This certification recognises buildings that operate with net-zero carbon emissions from energy consumption. The world’s largest chain of hotels, ITC has the maximum number of LEED Platinum certified properties. ITC Hotels is one of the first hotel chains to eliminate single-use plastic products and serve farm to form cuisine, that has low carbon footprints. Infact this green building and space is a globally recognised symbol of excellence. Here’s everything you need to know about this luxury hotel that serves sustainability at its finest.
World’s First Hotel To Get LEED Zero Carbon Certification Is ITC Windsor In Bangalore
The world’s first hotel to be awarded the LEED Zero Carbon Certification by the USGBC is ITC Windsor In Bangalore. ITC Hotels’ brand promise of “Responsible Luxury” has focussed on sustainability for the last 20 years. According to Business Line, Nakul Anand, Executive Director of ITC stated “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.” Did you know, that the world’s largest microbrewery is situated in Bangalore too?
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What’s ITC Windsor’s Secret To Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Status?
Now the question arises, how does ITC Windsor, bring sustainability into its luxurious venture. The answer lies in everything, right from its farm to fork cuisines to the elimination of single-use plastic products. Infact, the hotel is powered by its own wind turbine generators that utilise energy-efficient technology like electrical boiler, induction burners and other renewable energy. ITC Windsor sets an exemplary example of how a luxury hospitality brand can churn positive global impact by committing to sustainability. The hotel also went on to successfully achieve a net-zero carbon status, and become the first hotel in not only India but in the world to get the LEED Zero Carbon Certification.
Bangaloreans! It’s indeed a moment of pride that a hotel in your city has received a global award for achieving a net-carbon status. Interestingly, India’s first Zero Carbon fruit juice shop, Eat Raja, also originates from your city.