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- Tambo del Inka Guide
Tambo del Inka is the first and only hotel in Peru that is LEED certified for its best environmental practices.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate is granted by the U.S. Green Building Council and verifies that a building was designed and built with five key areas of human and environmental health in mind. As such, construction Tambo del Inka faithfully followed such standards as sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy savings, renewable material use, materials selection, indoor environmental quality, and technological and process innovation.
Tambo del Inka has an onsite waste water treatment plant and use the treated water for irrigating the grounds. It is also promoting that guests minimize detergent and water use by asking them to choose to use the same sheets and towels for the duration of their stay. These will, obviously, be changed once they have checked out. Furthermore, energy use is controlled through an indoor climate and lighting monitoring system, and air conditioning and refrigeration units run on environmentally friendly coolants.
While under construction, great pains were taken to limit dust emissions, and waste materials were dumped in appropriate sites so as not to be carried off to the Vilcanota River.
In terms of recycling, the hotel separates organic and inorganic material and have their sights set on launching a second process for inorganic materials that would separate them further into different categories. It also has bicycle parking facilities to promote biking in areas around the hotels.
The hotel is also smoke free, and guests can not smoke less than 50 feet close to any of the building’s window or door, in order to avoid that smoke inside it.
With its LEED certificate, Tambo del Inka shows the world that luxury hotels can as well be committed to environmental responsibility.