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Greenhouse 26, the first green boutique hotel in New York City, will open at 132 W. 26th St. in Spring 2008. Blending first-class amenities with progressive environmental initiatives, Greenhouse 26 will apply for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status, establishing that hotels of all sizes can be successfully green.

Sustainability has been an integral part of the development and design process for developers Jack Ancona, who has been in the New York City real estate industry for over 50 years, and Flatiron Real Estate Advisors LLC. With the belief that outstanding design is inherently green, the 27-room hotel will marry contemporary decor with LEED Gold-standard conservation of energy, electricity, water, materials and waste.

Pioneering the use of geothermal energy, Greenhouse 26 will be the first hotel in New York City to utilize a geothermal heating and cooling system. The 19-story building is the ideal size for this technology, which requires a 1,500-foot-deep underground well for every six to 10 stories. Energy and cost savings are estimated at 40 percent.

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The greening effort

Steve Sackman knew it would be a major undertaking to replace more than 5,000 light bulbs at the 212-room hotel.

Yet the upscale Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center expects a major payoff in lower utility bills as a result of the investment. The new compact fluorescent bulbs installed in the guest rooms, hallways, conference rooms and the lobby last 10 times longer and use far less energy than conventional light bulbs. Sackman said it is good news for the environment because each new bulb will save about 450 pounds of power-plant emissions over its lifetime.

"It is the right thing to do from a standpoint of cost savings and being a more profitable organization," said Sackman, the regional director of sales and marketing at Tarrytown House. "But it also is about being a socially and environmentally responsible organization. That is certainly at the front of everyone's mind right now."

Tarrytown House joins growing numbers of hotels nationally in going green during an age of rising public concerns about the environment and global warming.

Seventy-three percent of guests indicate they will participate in green programs if they are aware that the hotel offers them, according to a recent survey by J.D. Power and Associates.

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Golden Arrow is region's first hotel which was rated 3 leaves by Audubon International in their Green Leaf Eco-rating Program for Hotels, and they are constantly making efforts to become more earth friendly each year.

Lake Placid, NY, July 13, 2007 --(PR.com)-- As the region's first hotel to be rated 3 leaves by Audubon International in their Green Leaf Eco-rating Program for Hotels, The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort strives to become more earth friendly each year & become a role model for future green hotels in the New York State lodging industry. Currently the following programs are in place in Golden arrow Lakeside Resort to make ecological responsibility second nature to their employees & bring environmental awareness to their guest.

Guest Rooms & Building Materials
As regular light bulbs burn out, Golden Arrow is replacing them with energy efficient compact florescent light bulbs. They also purchase carpets from companies that recycle old carpeting & are very conscious about the effect their industry is having on the planet. The A/C & Heating units in the guest rooms are extremely energy efficient models. On Allergen Free Floor, they chose Bamboo wood flooring because Bamboo is a renewable resource. The showers & toilets are low-flow & do not use as much water as standard ones.

Housekeeping & Back of the House
Golden Arrow uses earth friendly cleaning agents. All of their paper products (tissue, toilet paper, and office paper) are made from recycled content. They recycle as much as they can. Glass, cans, tin, paper etc. are all sorted & recycled. They also encourage guests to recycle by placing separate bags for all recyclables in each guest rooms as well as recycle bins near all of the vending machines.

Landscaping/Grounds
The white sand beach behind the hotel is beautiful. It also helps keep Mirror Lake healthy. Made from crushed limestone, the sand helps counteract the effects of acid rain on the lake - a big problem here in the Adirondacks. Birdfeeders on the grounds help attract & maintain local bird population. In wintertime Golden Arrow uses sodium free, environmentally safe ice melter instead of salt on the driveways to keep the driveways free of ice.

“We encourage our guests to travel, but to travel lightly on the earth. To reward this kind of travel, we will give a "Thank you for Being Kind to the Earth" gift bag to anyone arriving at the Golden Arrow by foot, by bicycle, or by hybrid vehicle.” says Jenn Holderied of Golden Arrow. She also says, “Just show us your mode of transportation when you arrive and we will get your "Thank You Bag" ready for you.”

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is the first full service hotel in Lake Placid, New York, to have all non-smoking guest rooms. They offer a fine place to relax and enjoy lakeside sports while staying in deluxe accommodation. They are honored with the prestigious “Three Green Leaves Award” by the Audubon Society's Green Leaf Eco Rating Program for Hotels. It’s even known for its pet friendly lodging. Golden Arrow is the perfect place to plan a family vacation while being close to nature.

Lake Placid, New York – As the regions first hotel to be rated 3 leaves by Audubon International in their Green Leaf Eco-rating Program for Hotels, The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort strive to become more earth friendly each year & become a role model for future green hotels in the New York State lodging industry. Currently the following programs are in place in Golden arrow Lakeside Resort to make ecological responsibility second nature to their employees & bring environmental awareness to their guest.

Guest Rooms & Building Materials

As regular light bulbs burn out, Golden Arrow is replacing them with energy efficient compact florescent light bulbs. They also purchase carpets from companies that recycle old carpeting & are very conscious about the effect their industry is having on the planet. The A/C & Heating units in the guest rooms are extremely energy efficient models. On Allergen Free Floor, they chose Bamboo wood flooring because Bamboo is a renewable resource. The showers & toilets are low-flow & do not use as much water as standard ones.

Housekeeping & Back of the House

Golden Arrow uses earth friendly cleaning agents. All of their paper products (tissue, toilet paper, and office paper) are made from recycled content. They recycle as much as they can. Glass, cans, tin, paper etc. are all sorted & recycled. They also encourage guests to recycle by placing separate bags for all recyclables in each guest rooms as well as recycle bins near all of the vending machines.

Landscaping/Grounds

The white sand beach behind the hotel is beautiful. It also helps keep Mirror Lake healthy. Made from crushed limestone, the sand helps counteract the effects of acid rain on the lake - a big problem here in the Adirondacks. Birdfeeders on the grounds help attract & maintain local bird population. In wintertime Golden Arrow use sodium free, environmentally safe ice melter instead of salt on the driveways to keep the driveways free of ice.

“We encourage our guests to travel, but to travel lightly on the earth. To reward this kind of travel, we will give a "Thank you for Being Kind to the Earth" gift bag to anyone arriving at the Golden Arrow by foot, by bicycle, or by hybrid vehicle.” says Jenn Holderied of Golden Arrow. She also says, “Just show us your mode of transportation when you arrive and we will get your "Thank You Bag" ready for you.”

About Golden Arrow: Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is the first full service hotel in Lake Placid, New York, to have all non-smoking guest rooms. They offer a fine place to relax and enjoy lakeside sports while staying in deluxe accommodation. They are honored with the prestigious “Three Green Leaves Award” by the Audubon Society's Green Leaf Eco Rating Program for Hotels. It’s even known for its pet friendly lodging. Golden Arrow is the perfect place to plan a family vacation while being close to nature.

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