31 Dec '15, 12am

Fancy New York hotels commit to going green

New York’s richest visitors have another reason to pat themselves on their fur-clad backs. Reuters reports that several iconic New York hotels have committed to reducing their carbon footprints: The famed Waldorf Astoria, The Peninsula New York and The Pierre are among 16 well-known, high-end hotels that committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent in the next ten years, according to the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Officials said they hope the move by the ritzy hotels, whose reputations are global, will inspire others to follow suit. “If some of New York’s most iconic hotels can significantly reduce their carbon footprint, anyone can,” said de Blasio in a statement. Right?! If an 84-year-old hotel famous for its mayonnaise salad can go green, so can you. The hotels will likely retrofit with more efficient temperature-control systems, as well as...

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