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ITC luxury hotels 'greenest' 20 Jul 2011

The Hindu

ITC's luxury hotels have been accorded the highest rating of “greenest luxury hotels chain in the world” for their environment-friendly efforts.

All eight luxury hotels of ITC – two each in Mumbai and Bangalore, and one each in New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Agra – have been rated LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for their performance to the highest standards of energy, water and waste efficiency.

“This coveted feat uniquely positions ITC as the first hotel chain in the world to have all its premium luxury hotels accorded this highest rating. It exemplifies the credo of ‘responsible luxury' adopted by ITC's Hotels Division – delivering globally benchmarked quality, services and luxury in the greenest possible manner,” said ITC Ltd. Executive Director Nakul Anand.

“The LEED Platinum rating demonstrates tremendous green building leadership. The urgency of USGBC's mission has challenged the industry to move faster,” said USGBC President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi.

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