The ITC Hotels Group’s 10 properties have attained Net Zero Carbon Status by earning the coveted “LEED Zero Carbon Certification” from the USGBC [United States Green Building Council], paving the way for the international hospitality industry.
This achievement shows ITC Hotels’ dedication to sustainable development and responsible luxury. According to USGBC, ITC Hotels is already the global hotel chain with the greatest number of LEED Platinum-certified properties.
Anil Chadha, divisional chief executive of ITC Hotels, said, “Responsible Luxury is our guiding ethos at ITC Hotels. We endeavour to create planet positive experiences. The Net Zero project aligns with India’s vision of significantly cutting emissions and is a critical driving force behind the transformation of buildings, cities, and communities to continue to sustain future generations.”
The U.S. Green Building Council developed LEED Zero as an add-on to LEED that certifies the accomplishment of net zero goals and indicates market leadership.
The first ten hotels in the world to have achieved this landmark are:
1. ITC Windsor, Bengaluru
2. ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
3. ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru
4. Welcomhotel Bengaluru
5. Welcomhotel Guntur
6. Welcomhotel Chennai
7. ITC Mughal, Agra
8. Welcomhotel Coimbatore
9. Welcomhotel Sheraton New Delhi.
10. ITC Grand Central, Mumbai