Intention and Future

Serving our guests with sincerity and inviting luxury is Archer Hotel New York's culture. Part of being sincere includes a concern for our neighborhood, city and general environment.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council to help designers and operators make responsible use of resources and practice sustainability measures.

Archer Hotel New York's team has endeavored to achieve LEED "Silver" and will update this page when certification is finalized

The following list highlights some of the efforts made at Archer Hotel New York towards responsible use of energy and other resources during each phase of our hotel's creation and function:

Design Phase

  • Locating the hotel amidst existing public transportation options
  • Repurposing materials, like the antique thresher barn board blocks in our dining area which we sourced from the 1770's era John Watson Revolution Barn in Canaan, CT
  • Using high performance tinted glazing to help reduce heating and cooling equipment capacity
  • Multiple condensing boilers for heating and energy efficient Water Source Heat Pump-Cooling Tower configuration for cooling
  • On site combine heat and power plant (CoGen System) to reduce demand on the electrical grid while simultaneously using rejected energy to create heat & domestic hot water for consumption
  • Energy recovery unit with enthalpy wheel for ventilation purposes. The enthalpy wheel allows for the restroom exhaust to precondition incoming outside supply air without cross contamination.
  • CO2 sensors are located in public spaces to help modulate the amount of outside air that has to be conditioned.

Construction Phase

  • Minimizing waste by recycling 85% of non-hazardous construction waste and debris
  • Installing water-efficient fixtures, like shower heads, faucets and toilets to reduce water use 36% below city code allowance
  • Choosing Low/No VOC paints for front and back-of-house areas
  • Extensive use of LED lighting and fluorescent lighting in guests rooms where applicable
  • Employing motion sensors on guest room HVAC systems to reduce waste caused by heating and cooling unoccupied rooms

Ongoing Operation

  • Training includes ecofriendly best-practices, like
    • Using stickers instead of toilet paper wraps in housekeeping
  • Recycling is part of Archer's culture. We recycle and/or reuse
    • Paper, cardboard, metal, batteries, electronics, computers, appliances, dry cleaning hangars, printer ink/toner cartridges, phones, plastic, guest laundry bags, glass and other items where municipal support exists.
  • Swaddling guests in "green" bedding and pillows of down/feather fill combination and cotton
  • Encouraging in-room reuse of linens and towels
  • 20% parking fee discount for energy efficient vehicles with a green score rating of 40 or higher. For details on Green Score methodology and list of eligible vehicles, refer to the ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) Green Book online
  • Utilizing an eco-friendly (PERC) dry cleaning service
  • Providing eco-friendly soaps and products in public, back-of-house and guestroom spaces
  • Being available to give tours of our facilities and LEED practices
  • Providing 40%+ recycled material hand towels in public space restrooms
  • Offering reusable break room and in-room coffee cups and mugs
  • Meeting or exceeding EPA paper standards for in-room & billing documents
  • Offering paper telephone books upon request only
  • Using LED lighting for all exit signage
  • Cleaning carpets and spots with non-toxic and low VOC products
  • Offering napkins for team use made of recycled and/or unbleached material
  • Partnering with CINTAS for uniforms and uniform care. CINTAS uses recycled polyester made completely of post-consumer waste

Home Office

  • Maintaining LEED standards at Home Office.
  • Providing H.R. information and Benefits plans online
  • Recycling documents, paper, glass, metal, electronics and appliances
  • Using C-Fold hand towels, toilet paper and paper towels made of recycled material
  • Recycling printer toner/ink cartridges