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"How a hotel chain led #greenbuildings in India":@USGBC,@Prasanto,@Cisco @ITCHotels

"How a hotel chain led #greenbuildings in India":@USGBC,@Prasanto,@Cisco @ITCHotels

This article first appeared on Cisco's Technology News Site, The Network. When Hillary Clinton landed in New Delhi in 2009, she drove from the airport to ITC Green Center , a building in the satellite town of Gurgaon. That building, which she called “a monument to the future,” is the headquarters of the hotels division of Kolkata-based conglomerate ITC. In 2005, ITC Green Center became the world’s largest office building to be certified LEED Platinum. The building reuses and recycles all water, and daylight lights up all offices inside, while insulated glass keeps out heat. All this has reduced energy consumption by half. It cost 10-12 percent more than a typical building, but the company says it’s recovered the investment. Green Center is in a busy area, and Mrs. Clinton's visit was memorable for those of us with offices there. As tends to happen in India, the broken road...

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