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Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi conferred with LEED Platinum Rating by USGBC

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 15:00 Hrs  [IST]
By Akansha Pandey | New Delhi

Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi has been accredited with the ‘LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Rating’ by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), acknowledging the hotel’s continuous dedication towards sustainable development and green building initiatives. LEED certification recognised Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi as an example of sustainable design and demonstrates leadership in transforming the building industry. Ajit Sharma, Joint President – Operations, Jaypee Hotels and Resorts revealed that the Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi is the ninth hotel in India to get the coveted certification.

Manju Sharma, Managing Director, Jaypee Hotels and Resorts felt honoured with the recognition and thanked the team at the property for their steadfast support and USGBC for the required direction. “Savings were the motivational aspect of this sustainable exercise. Moreover, it was part of the corporate social responsibility and our contribution towards maintaining a green belt in the city. Undoubtedly, it was an eye opener in terms of conservation and efficient use of resources making the team more sensitive towards the brick and mortar structures,” she said.

Gopalakrishnan P, Director and Head – Asia Pacific and Middle East, USGBC added, “LEED certification sets global standards in environment-friendly and sustainable working and highlights the highly personified buildings amongst the chosen few who care for the effective utilisation of available resources.”

USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings, and works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Green build International Conference and Expo and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.

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