Sustainability and Green Initiatives
Our Green Hotel in Connecticut
Today, it is not enough to merely build and design a cool and interesting space; careful thought and consideration must be made to a comprehensive program of sustainability.
J House Greenwich's Green Initiative Highlights Include:
- The original Howard Johnsons hotel was reduced to its core structure prior to renovation.
- The original black top and partitions that were demolished, ground up and reused as roadway base on the new property.
- All pre-existing metals (piping, wiring, stair railings) were recycled.
- There is zero increase in storm water runoff from the property following the redevelopment.
- The new building insulation far exceeds the state requirements and contributes to enhanced energy performance.
- The exterior stone covering is made from synthetic materials, avoiding costly operations used to extract natural stone.
- The synthetic stone is a blend of concrete and recycled stone dust.
- The stone work in both the private dining room and wine vault sourced directly from post-consumer waste - a by-product of stone work from other uses.
- The public area floors are made from bamboo, a fast growing and sustainable product.
- The dining room floor is made from 100% reclaimed wood.
- Roof shingles are made from recycled tires.
- Drinking water is filtered and bottled on site
- Menus are printed on recycled papers
- The entire building is smoke free – making it a “healthy hotel”
- Apple iPads in each guest room eliminate need for printed information materials