ATLANTA — InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) IHG Green Engage, the online sustainability program used by more than 2,600 IHG-branded hotels worldwide has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council under its LEED® Volume program and Green Key Global (GKG) as providing streamlined pathways to certification.
“We are the only hotel company to build a comprehensive environmental management system for our hotels, helping them drive revenue through sustainability, and, ultimately, traveller preference. LEED and GKG are well-respected industry certifications and a ‘stamp’ of approval that highlight hotels’ ‘green’ achievements. We are proud to be recognized by both organizations for helping our hotels obtain certification,” said Paul Snyder, vice president, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, IHG.
The IHG Green Engage program assists IHG-branded hotels in meeting and tracking several of the LEED and GKG metrics, providing an expedited pathway to certification. It helps hotels track their carbon footprint, energy consumption, water consumption and waste diversion rate.