Celebrating the Hyatt’s LEED Proclamation

posted on 20 Oct, 2014 | Commercial

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What an amazing day!  Just as Tropical Storm Ana was set to arrive, the Green Building Hawaii team drove out to sunny and gorgeous Kaanapali to celebrate the Hyatt Regency Maui’s LEED certification and proclamation by the Mayor.

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is now the first resort in Hawaii (and only the fourth in the WORLD) to achieve a Silver level certification under the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) rating system.  It is also the first building in Maui County to receive this designation.

Following the speeches and requisite photo ops, the Hyatt’s Senior Engineer, Gary Bulsom, and Marketing Manager, Jessica Kapoor, gave a brief tour of the property and one of the newly renovated guest rooms, as they highlighted some of the projects and achievements that helped earn their LEED status.  Here are some photos and notes from the tour!

Digital Signage Hyatt Maui

Digital Signage welcomes guest – Replacing Print Signage and Can be Updated Instantly!

complimentary digital newspapers

Complimentary digital newspapers are available for guests through mobile devices and computers! More choices – less waste!

 

low flow shower heads hyatt maui

Low- flow shower heads save 6 million gallons of water a year!

native landscaping

Non-turf landscaping is 100% native! (John with his honored guests – his parents!)

hyatt maui green team

Local, recycled or other-wise eco-friendly items make up over 70% of purchased items.

 

grey water maui

A weather-based irrigation system and grey water irrigation have reduced landscape water use by over 27%

 

motion sensing ac

Motion-sensing air conditioning turns off when the lanai doors are open and when guests leave the room

recycling maui

Recycling Bins in each room

 

Hyatt Regency Maui - Hawaii LEED Silver - Green Building Hawaii

Over half a million pounds of leftovers and scrap food are donated to local pig farms for feed and compost!

 

 

 

 

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