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Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, Cathedral Road, Chennai bags Platinum Rating under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 16:35 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | Hyderabad

Welcomhotel  by ITC Hotels, Cathedral Road, Chennai has been awarded Platinum Rating under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for ‘Existing Building: O&M Category (EB)’ by ‘U.S. Green Building Council’. 
 
The LEED program promotes a holistic sustainability approach for buildings and built environment, which will contribute to a regenerative future. 
Reflecting its commitment to the green growth strategy, the operations and maintenance of WelcomHotel by ITC Hotels, Chennai are resource efficient, high performing, environment friendly and in line with world-class standards and procedures. 
 
Platinum Rating is awarded basis the points earned across multiple areas that address key aspects of Green Buildings such as Integrative Process, Location & Transportation, Energy & Atmosphere, Site Sustainability, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation, Material and Resource Reduction.
 
Launched in 1975, Welcomhotel Chennai is owned and operated by ITC Hotels. With ‘Responsible Luxury’ as its guiding premise, ITC’s luxury hotels combine grandeur with intimacy to operate according to the highest principles of environmental stewardship. Each ITC Luxury hotel is certified with a “LEED Platinum” rating for its endeavours towards green building, using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient.
 
Project green features and initiatives include:
 
  • 100% water recycling (use of non-potable water for irrigation and cooling)
  • Installing organic waste converter; contract with ongoing and E-waste recycler
  • Green and eco-friendly housekeeping chemicals usage
  • Rainwater harvesting (RWH pit)
  • Low sound level and electric/battery operated housekeeping equipment
  • Energy and water sub-metering brought online
  • Use of ecofriendly refrigerants
  • Use of low VOC paints and sealants to reduce toxic fumes
  • Mercury Free LED Lamp usage
 
Energy and Water Saving-  Welcomhotel Chennai has its own self owned and offsite wind farms using maximum renewable electrical energy to mitigate the carbon footprint.

 
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