NYC Welcomes its First Green Nightclub

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The ever-growing trend of going green knows no bounds. Even nightclubs are jumping on the bandwagon! New York City’s first eco-friendly club, aptly named Greenhouse, joins others around the globe like Temple Nightclub in San Francisco, Surya in London and Watt in Rotterdam.

Its owner is seeking LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council for his chic, sustainable space. The usual fare is served at the club along with the additions of organic juices and alcohol. The 6,000 sq ft club features ‘high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and an LED lighting system that uses just a little more than 3 percent of the energy of a standard lighting installation. All of the materials used to furnish the venue — from the couches to the coasters on the tables — are recycled or recyclable. The bathrooms feature waterless urinals and low-flow sinks.’ Wind power credits are even purchased to offset all of the energy that it uses. It’ll take a few years before these green features pay for themselves, but the efficient mechanical systems will keep monthly utility bills to a minimum.

The club opened last Thursday night to a large crowd. It’d be interesting to learn if the club’s patrons were attracted by its environmental attributes or just by its hip atmosphere.

Source:  New York Times

Tag(s): Events, Going Green

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  1. Lynda Lo on December 2nd, 2008 11:54 am

    It would be amazing to find a similar club in the General Toronto Area. I would really love to visit this club – it’s so interesting to see how businesses are trying to mesh with the environment rather than completely compete and destroy it.

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