To start with, I found the first hotel in NY city to have the LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council The Crosby Street Hotel in Soho. The interiors have a modern clean feel combined with old world decor. Since the construction stage the crew recycled and reused as much material as possible. By having a vegetated roof garden that supplies the on-site restaurant with many different fruits and vegetables the design helps reduce the heat island effect. Another cool feature is that the 86 rooms were individually designed with a few different styles, from modern contemporary to eclectic chic; off- course using FSC woods and sustainable materials.
I think this is a perfect example of how to design a building with positive environmental impact without making it look like they where trying too hard to make it look green.
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