New Delhi: Hyatt Regency Delhi, the flagship luxury five star property of Hyatt in India has been certified as LEED Platinum by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the body that certifies all LEED projects globally. With this honor, Hyatt Regency Delhi is the first Hyatt hotel in over 700 properties across the world and one of the few hotels in Delhi to which has received this esteemed green building certification.
During a special ceremony at Hyatt Regency Delhi, the internationally recognized LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) plaque and certificate were presented to Mr. Shiv Jatia, Chairman and Managing Director of Asian Hotels (North) Limited by Mr. Gopalakrishnan P., Managing Director – Asia Pacific & Middle East, GBCI.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Aseem Kapoor, General Manager Hyatt Regency Delhi said, “It is of course a proud moment for all of us, especially as we are the first hotel to receive this certification within the Hyatt family. With this, Hyatt Regency Delhi establishes itself as one of the few global leaders for energy and environment design.”
“Market transformation happens one building at a time. Hyatt understands the value of LEED and has exemplified extraordinary leadership in reshaping their sector,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council, the creators of LEED, and GBCI. “The success of LEED is due to the partnership and support of those committed to advancing green building and sustainability. Each new LEED certification is one step closer to revolutionizing the environment in which live, work and play.”
LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings and provides a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.
As a LEED Platinum 5 Star Hotel, Hyatt Regency Delhi is now recognised on the basis of excellence in sustainable design, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, material & resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in operations. The property is also committed to reduce light pollution. All facade, external and landscape lights are selected and mounted in a way that lets minimal light into the sky. The building envelope was also designed in a manner that does not let excessive indoor light outside. The vernacular architecture also emphasized the usage of local materials, which were easily available and suitable for a particular region and which also results in low maintenance. Hyatt Regency Delhi is also the only building in Delhi NCR to receive GREEN POWER transmission. Now more than 75 percent of the electricity comes from Green Hydro Power among the many innovations under the LEED project timelines.