Element At Times Square Hotel Goes LEED

Looking for a green hotel in New York City? Consider the new Element New York Times Square West, a hotel from Starwood’s “green trailblazer” line of Element hotels and reportedly the first to mandate LEED certification for all of its properties.

Element’s new Times Square hotel offers 411 guest rooms and seven suites, two meeting rooms, a lobby atrium and rooftop terrace with views of the Empire State Building, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, as well as the usual high-end amenities (breakfast buffet, 24-hour fitness center, etc.)

Element NYC

image via Starwood Hotels

The LEED-certified hotel also features a host of thoughtful green touches, including carpets, furniture and floors made with recycled content materials, low-VOC paints for improved indoor air quality, and Energy Star-rated appliances.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

    • Nice article! It’s great to see that hotels in NYC are getting LEED certified. More need to get LEED for Existing Buildings LEED cerified. EB certification is a great way to track and understand how sustainable you are, compared to other buildings around you, and YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE MORE SUSTAINABLE THAN 97% OF THE MARKET!