by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 17, 2013
The 76-room NYLO Dallas South Side has received LEED Gold certification. "This was NYLO's first adaptive-reuse project, and it's in a landmarked historic building to boot -- which meant our design team did even more creative problem-solving than usual," said Michael Mueller NYLO Hotels' CEO. The hotel is in a 102-year-old former factory that sat vacant for more than 10 years. Steps taken to achieve the certification included adding a well-insulated, high albedo roof; installing a 3,900-gallon cistern to collect rainwater for landscaping and irrigation; adding special film to the existing windows to reduce solar heat gain; installing energy-efficient lighting, sensor-controlled thermostats and low-flow bathroom fixtures; reusing and restoring existing materials and finishes, and recycling 83 percent of construction and demolition debris. The property, which has been open for a year, has two small meeting rooms and a 4,500-square-foot rooftop terrace.