Sustainable hospitality in a reclaimed gem, the Hotel Skyler in Syracuse
Sustainably speaking, Hotel Skyler is something extraordinary—a historic building reimagined and renovated to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standards. Built in 1921, Hotel Skyler began as the Temple Adath Yeshurun and lived another life as the Salt City Theatre. As the saying goes, "the greenest building is one that's already here.” Avoiding the waste of demolishing an existing structure is as important as any fancy, new green technology.
But Hotel Skyler has plenty of that, too. A 63-ton closed loop Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) system provides heating and cooling by harnessing the earth’s constant temperature. The system consists of 16 vertical wells and 68 water-to-air heat pumps. Additionally, a sophisticated energy management system is used in all guestrooms. Guests place their keycard into a receiver upon entering, essentially “powering up” their room. When leaving, the card is pulled, and most of the room’s energy flow is cut off. Environmentally friendly indoor building materials and green housekeeping practices contribute to a place that's healthy for you and for the planet. Over 20 percent of construction materials were sourced locally. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood is used almost exclusively. And recycled or salvaged materials abound. There’s even a special place to park your low-emission car.
The epitome of upcycling—a reborn Hotel Skyler welcomes you to a whole new way of staying green.