06 Jul '11, 2am

Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo is First in Empire State to Earn LEED Gold: UK-based Firmdale Hotels recently annou...

Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo is First in Empire State to Earn LEED Gold: UK-based Firmdale Hotels recently annou...

UK-based Firmdale Hotels recently announced that the Crosby Street Hotel has earned the first LEED Gold rating for a New York City hotel. It’s also the first hotel anywhere in New York State to cop the honor from USGBC. The 11-story, 86-unit luxury property, which was Firmdale’s first foray into the inventory-constrained Gotham hospitality market, opened in late 2009 on Crosby Street in SoHo. Designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects & Planners, with interiors by Firmdale co-founder Kit Kemp, the 85,000-square-foot hotel was built on what was formerly a parking lot between Prince and Spring Streets. Presently there is no LEED for Hotels. So even though the green design features at the Crosby are more or less LEED-standard, they are notable in light of the structure’s use. Stone and soil used during construction and landscaping was sourced locally, and construction debris w...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingsNYC.com/2011/07/05/crosby-street...

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greenbuildingsnyc.com 05 Jul '11, 2am

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