USGBC Awards LEED Gold Certification to YOTEL New York

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded YOTEL New York LEED "Gold" certification. The Green Building Certification Institute has verified the certification.

Related Companies has developed the YOTEL New York as part of its MiMA development. The LEED certification has been awarded for a number of sustainable strategies in water, lighting, material and energy usage. The hotel’s endeavor to use less water and energy helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions leading to a healthier environment for the community, and the occupants of the building.

The building demonstrates green building leadership and will serve as an example. A number of green features in design and construction of the building have contributed to the award of the LEED Gold certification.

YOTEL New York utilizes high efficiency lighting products. LED lamps that utilize considerably less amount of energy than halogen lamps while delivering the same amount of brightness have been used. Occupancy sensors in the hotel cabins switch on and switch off the lighting when guests enter and leave the cabins. These sensors also reduce the air conditioning and heating when the rooms remain unoccupied for an extended period of time. The heat and humidity in exhaust air is captured by a heat recovery system and utilized for heating in winter.

The hotel includes a rainwater collection system that helps conserve drinking water and also reduce the runoff from storm water. The captured water is utilized for irrigating the landscaped terrace. YOTEL New York has acquired renewable energy certificates that support solar and wind power generation. These certificates are equal to 35% of the estimated energy usage of the building for a period of two years.

YOTEL New York is located on tenth Avenue at W42nd Street in New York.


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Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


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