Green Is the New Black
The eco movement has gotten so huge, it’s even penetrating the nightlife scene, not exactly known to be a bastion of clean living. Jon B., owner of Manhattan nightclubs Home and Guest House, plans to open Greenhouse—the first eco club in the U.S.—in time to make it New York Fashion Week’s buzziest hot spot. In the three-story space on 10th Avenue, LED lights replace standard bulbs, the toilets are programmed to use less water, furniture is covered with recycled material, and an organic drinks menu is in the works. The club hopes to get LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] certification, the gold standard for green buildings; meanwhile, Jon B. is already pondering Greenhouse locations in Paris and Las Vegas.