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ITC Royal Bengal & ITC Sonar promotes sustainable tourism in Bengal

Monday, August 31, 2020, 14:00 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | Hyderabad

ITC Sonar, Kolkata, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified Hotel, also, it is the first hotel in the world to obtain Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) issued under the aegis of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Convention in 2007. Along with ITC Sonar, ITC Royal Bengal - the 456 keys luxury hotel is now a LEED Platinum Certified Building. These CERs, also known as Carbon Credits are issued under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. The CERs have been issued after an exhaustive evaluation process. Carbon Dioxide emission reduction has been achieved through various energy conservation initiatives. ITC  Hotels  chain has the maximum Platinum Certified Properties (USGBC).

A  456  room  keys  Luxury  Hotel,  ITC  Royal Bengal is one of the tallest building  in  Kolkata at 130 meters in height, setting higher standards for energy efficiency in building systems design.

Adjacent  to  ITC  Royal  Bengal  is  ITC Sonar. ITC Sonar is also a LEED Platinum  certified  hotel  and  is  the first hotel in the world to obtain Certified  Emission  Reductions (CERs) issued under the aegis of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Convention in 2007.

 

The energy saving features has made ITC Royal Bengal resource-efficient and environment friendly, in line with world-class standards and procedures.

 

Tejinder Singh, Area Manager East ITC Hotels & Cluster General Manager ITC  Royal  Bengal  &  ITC  Sonar, said,  “ITC Royal Bengal's LEED Platinum Certification  is  one  of  the  many reflections of ITC Hotels decade long Responsible  Luxury  philosophy  which  integrates  world class sustainable practices  with  contemporary design elements to deliver the best of Luxury in the greenest possible manner.”

 

P.  Gopalakrishnan, Managing Director, SE Asia and Middle East Markets for Green  Business  Certification Inc. (GBCI), mentioned, “ITC Hotels’ commitment to  providing  healthy,  efficient  and  sustainable  hospitality for their guests  is  commendable.  ITC Hotels distinguishes itself every day through its  actions, which lead the transformation of the hotel industry in India. By  seeking  out  and  achieving  LEED  Platinum  certification, ITC Hotels ensures   that  the  well-being  of  their  guests  and  underscores  their commitment to the triple bottom line."

 
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