O by Tamara Receives ‘Four Star’ certification from Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment
Reiterating its commitment to ‘Sustainable Hospitality’, O by Tamara, one of the most sought after business and leisure hotels in Trivandrum secured a ‘Four Star’ rating under Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA). GRIHA is a rating tool developed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) along with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India to reduce resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the use of renewable and recycled resources.
“Commitment to sustainability is deep-rooted in the values of Tamara Leisure Experiences. We constantly strive towards creating profitable and responsible business models by maintaining positive relationships with the environment and community. The GRIHA certification received by O by Tamara in Trivandrum is a stepping stone in achieving our vision of Responsible Hospitality and one of many initiatives taken across our organization to ensure we are contributing positively to the communities in which we exist,” says Shruti Shibulal, CEO, Tamara Leisure Experiences.
The four star certification was awarded to O by Tamara for its various sustainable approaches going right down to basics with site selection for the construction. Others include preservation and protection of landscape, water preservation, renewable energy utilization, minimizing the use of ozone depletion substances and efficient segregation and disposal of waste to name a few. In addition to the guidelines provided by GRIHA, O by Tamara has also demonstrated compliance with other innovative criteria such as the use of green housekeeping materials, environmental education and dedicated facilities for service staff.