KOLKATA: Cigarette-to-hotel major, ITC Ltd has secured the LEED platinum rating for all its luxury hotels making it one of the greenest luxury hotel chain in the world. The rating would mean leadership in energy and environmental design for the highest standards of energy, water and waste efficiency.
The rating is conducted by the U.S. Green Building Council which strives towards making buildings greener as per environmental norms. The platinum certification has been conferred to the ITC properties in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Agra.
ITC’s executive director Nakul Anand said the platinum rating exemplifies the credo of responsible luxury adopted by the company’s hotel division. “This coveted feat uniquely positions ITC as the first hotel chain in the world to have all its luxury hotels accorded the highest green rating,” said Anand.