16 New York Hotels Pledge to Cut Carbon Emissions

By Paul Riegler on 30 December 2015
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Waldorf Astoria lobby

Sixteen hotels in New York City including the Waldorf Astoria, the Lotte New York Palace, the Peninsula New York, and the Pierre pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of the NYC Carbon Challenge program.

The news was announced by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday.

“If some of New York’s most iconic hotels can significantly reduce their carbon footprint, anyone can,” he said in a statement.

Other hotels announcing their support for the program include the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, 1 Hotel Central Park, Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, Dream Downtown, Grand Hyatt New York, Hotel Pennsylvania, Hudson New York, Loews Regency Hotel, InterContinental New York Barclay, InterContinental New York Times Square, Roger Smith Hotel, and the Westin New York at Times Square.

In addition to the hotels, over 700 apartment buildings, universities, hospitals, and office buildings have already pledged to reduce their carbon emissions by a minimum of 30% in the course of the next ten years.

The move by the 16 hotels should further reduce emissions by 32,000 metric tons and result in an estimated $25 million in energy cost savings.

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