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Hampton Inn Times Square Central

Market: Commercial - Hospitality
Type: Hotel
Location: New York, NY
Developer/Owner: OTO Development
Architect: Helpern Architects
Project Services: LEED NC Consulting Services; LEED Enhanced Commissioning; Energy Modeling
Building Size: 130,000 SF
Certification: LEED® New Construction™ v3—Certified Silver
Primary Energy Conservation Measures: Guest room control systems; Recycled content and locally supplied materials; low-VOC emitting adhesives, sealants, paints, carpets, and wood
materials, Lighting controls

For the new Hampton Inn, located in NYC’s Theatre District, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) served as the sustainability consultant and energy analyst, as well as the acting commissioning agent on behalf of OTO Development. Completed in late 2015, the new 31-story, 299-room Hampton Inn in Times Square achieved LEED-Silver certification under the LEED New Construction program within the BD+C Rating System.

Designed by Helpern Architects and FMC Engineers, the building is located next to the historic Nederlander Theatre on West 41st Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. The building has a brick and limestone façade, with cantilevered bays at the 7th, 12th, 17th, and 22nd floors that provide extra space to accommodate handicap accessible room layouts.

Some of the myriad sustainable design strategies include:

  • An extensive green roof on lower and upper roofs;
  • Guest Room Automation Controls with occupancy sensors and automatic setbacks;
  • 35% water use reduction through the installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures;
  • Optimization of energy performance, achieving almost 17% better energy performance above the ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2007 baseline;
  • Thermal Comfort controllability through individual controls in all guest rooms and shared spaces;
  • Installation of building materials consisting of recycled content and regionally manufactured and extracted materials; some 26% of the total building materials contained recycled content and over half of all materials were manufactured locally.