20 May '11, 1pm

Update on the Element: Staying In New York's Green Hotel...

Update on the Element: Staying In New York's Green Hotel...

There is an opening window, which is rare these days in hotels and which I appreciate, even though I would never open it because of the street noise. Under the window is the one discordant note in the whole package, an Islandaire packaged combo through-wall air conditioner and heat pump unit. Looking up the manufacturer's specifications, I find that it was designed as a more efficient replacement for the incremental units put in every cheap hotel and apartment in the 70s and 80s. It seems oversized at 12,000 btus/hr in such a small space, and chews up 1300 watts in the process. (fortunately, they buy a lot of green power). It true that it is controlled by a motion-detecting thermostat and is only on when the room is actually being used, and there is no question that it is an economical solution, but it certainly isn't the greenest way to heat and cool a hotel. (more and mo...

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