The New York Palace in Manhattan takes its green practices very seriously. The 899-room property is one of the few hotels in New York to have a full-time green practices manager on staff and has an enviable list of 2011 initiatives including operating on 100% renewable power, participating in "Clean the World," and implementing a Green Meetings program.
As of the first of this year, The New York Palace is the largest hotel in Manhattan to operate on 100% green energy. The hotel offsets its overall electricity usage through the purchase of renewable energy certificates from Hess Corporation, offsetting some 22 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. A renewable energy certificate is a tradable commodity representing that 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity were generated from a renewable energy resource such as solar, wind or geothermal technology.