The Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre has
been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
Gold from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
With its various green initiatives, The Marriott
Hotels & Resorts branded property is the first Marriott
International hotel in India to receive the honor.
Since its opening in November 2010, the
property has worked towards saving and preserving natural
resources and the environment. The Pune Marriott has incorporated
and adapted: low VOC emitting materials, reduced landscape water
usage by using indigenous plants, use of rapidly renewable
materials, 42% energy savings for the building operations, hybrid
vehicles, alternative refuelling stations for electric cars,
vegetated green roofs, omission of ozone depletion refrigeration
mechanical systems and many other environmentally-friendly
Further, 100% waste from ongoing operations and 95% of
all construction waste are segregated for recycling and diverted
from landfills. Fifty percent of all building materials were
manufactured within a 500 mile radius saving on transportation
cost and lowering emissions.
“The Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre is truly
honoured to have received LEED Gold. We have always taken extra
steps to ensure that we are responsible citizens. We look forward
to continuing our efforts and contributing towards a greener
world,” said Balan Paravantavida, the hotel’s general manager.
Owned by the Panchsheel Group, the hotel has been built in a
manner that ensures 75% of the hotel enjoys natural day lighting,
thus saving energy and provides a better working environment. The
Pune Marriott has always used 100% chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) free refrigerant materials for air-conditioning, contributing towards a
reduction in ozone (O3) depletion. Also, as a policy the property
uses only ‘Green Seal’ certified chemicals in all its housekeeping
activities. The hospitality brand also encourages its associates
to add to its green ideologies by introducing car-pooling
There are future plans to improve the hotel’s
energy efficiency, renewable energy, indoor environmental quality
and storm water management techniques.
“Gold LEED for Pune
Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre is an important milestone for
Marriott in India. Marriott hotels have a robust and a well
established green initiative plan for all the hotels. This recent
recognition of our efforts will strengthen our resolve to operate
our hotels in this direction, said” PRP Ramakrishnan, area
director of engineering, Marriott - India, Maldives and Malaysia.
By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save
money; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a
healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger
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