Monday, April 09, 2012

5 Greenest Hostels in North America

Countless hostels claim to be environmentally-friendly, but soon Hostelling International’s Boston location will have the paperwork to prove it. This June, the hostel will open its doors as the first LEED-certified hostel in North America.

“We decided to go for the LEED certification because we felt that it was a recognized indicator of how green you are,” explains Deborah Ruhe, Executive Director of Hostelling International New England. “LEED certification holds you accountable.”

Using integrated design philosophies, the hostel was renovated to meet LEED Gold standard requirements. Originally built in the 1880s, the historic building will boast countless eco-friendly features, ranging from the basic (low-flow toilets and showerheads) to the high-tech (elevators that recapture energy as the descend).

Read more on the Verge Magazine website»

1 comment:

  1. Visiting North America soon and thanks for the 5 greenish! Lisa Travelers


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