InterContinental New York Barclay is now a “Gold level” GreenLeader in the new TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program. The program helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.
Additionally, the hotel is currently ranked as the #1 Green Hotel in New York on TripAdvisor® – a nod to the InterContinental New York Barclay’s assertive sustainability program which includes 100% wind powered energy, organic, seasonal, natural or local food, waste management to include onsite composting, recycling and reduced paper, compact fluorescent bulb lighting, roof top garden with honeybee maintenance, and an energetic variety of volunteer, mentorship and charitable efforts.
According to TripAdvisor, GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site. Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.