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InterContinental New York Times Square Earns LEED Recognition

August 10, 2012 By: Jena Tesse Fox

Good news for green travelers: InterContinental New York Times Square has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as the nation’s largest new-build hotel to achieve LEED status. The status recognizes properties that were designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of sustainability such as sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

The hotel’s eco-conscious design plan included elements such as two green rooftops that house low-maintenance and drought-tolerant plants to retain heat in the winter and absorb the heat of summer’s harsh sunlight.

The hotel’s Todd English restaurant, Ça Va Brasserie, was also recently recognized by the Green Restaurant Association for its dedication to the GRA’s Seven Environmental Categories which includes water efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainable food. The 2-Star Certified restaurant is one of only 65 Green Certified Restaurants in all of New York. For more information, visit

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Jena Tesse Fox
Jena Tesse Fox covers Europe, Africa, Australia/South Pacific and business travel for the Questex Travel Group's publications. The daughter of history teachers, she can spend...

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By Jena Tesse Fox | August 10, 2012
The hotel is the nation’s largest new-build hotel to achieve LEED status.