Power Up Dedication – Recognition of the Hyatt Regency Maui Solar Panel Installation

Hyatt Regency Maui Advances Environmental Sustainability

LAHAINA, Hawaii (February 17, 2016) – Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa continues to lead the movement of environmental sustainability in the resort industry with the installation of one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic systems in Hawaii. This system of solar panels produces more than 6% of the resort’s annual electricity needs, which is equal to supplying grid electricity to 158 homes. Additionally, by lessening their reliance on grid electricity, they are reducing their overall carbon footprint. The use of solar power reduces CO2 emissions by offsetting diesel generation, one of the dirtiest methods of electricity. The amount of CO2 emissions that has been reduced is the equivalent of removing 111 passenger cars driven in one year.

 

“Our efforts here at the Hyatt Regency Maui have created greater awareness of environmental sustainability among the community and our resort guests,” said Gary Bulson, Senior Engineer at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. “We are currently in the process of introducing a sustainability tour around our property that will increase awareness of the different areas that we are making environmental advancements, including: water efficiency, ocean and reef protection, minimizing food waste, recycling, solar energy, air quality and green cleaning.”

 

Hyatt Regency Maui’s sustainability initiatives are led by Gary Bulson, Senior Engineer and the resort’s own Green Team, a group of resort employees involved in sustainability initiatives. This photovoltaic system installation project was in partnership with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Host Hotels and Resorts, Maui Electric Company, Resort Energy Ventures as the designer and project manager, and HNU Energy as the contractor.

 

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Hyatt Regency Maui will hold a “Power Up Dedication” reception to celebrate the installation of the solar panel system and to recognize all partners that helped achieve the sustainable initiative. Representing Hyatt Hotels Corporation will be Mike Sejman, Corporate Director of Engineering, and speaking on behalf of Host Hotels and Resorts will be Rick Werber, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Sustainability. Resort Energy Ventures will also recognize Hyatt Regency Maui’s completion of this project with an honorary plaque presented by Jeffrey Bedard, Managing Partner of Resort Energy Ventures.

 

In 2014, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa became Hawaii’s first LEED EBOM Silver resort, after completing significant sustainability upgrades. More information on Hyatt Regency Maui’s sustainability efforts can be found here.

 

Hyatt Regency Maui embraces Hyatt Thrive, a long-term strategic approach to environmental sustainability built on three focus areas: Use Resources Thoughtfully, Build Smart, and Innovate and Inspire. For more information about Hyatt Thrive, visit www.thrive.hyatt.com/en/thrive/our-planet/overview.html.

 

For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, please contact the resort by phone at 808.661.1234, or visit the resort website: www.maui.hyatt.com.

 

 About Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa – Authentic Hawaiian Hospitality Surrounded by Tropical Luxury

Ideally situated on 40 tropically landscaped oceanfront acres along a three-mile stretch of the famed Ka’anapali Beach, voted “Number One Beach in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers an authentic Hawaiian experience in a setting of tropical luxury on the “Best Island in the World” as voted by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Each of the 806 guestrooms, including 31 suites, provides a setting of Hawaiian elegance with plantation-style furnishings and a private lanai with panoramic views, with complimentary Wi-Fi access featured in all guestrooms. The resort recently underwent a multi-million renovation and was awarded LEED-EBOM Silver level certification, positioning it at the forefront of sustainability in Hawaiian hospitality. In 2015, the resort also was awarded an AAA Four Diamond Award for the 20th consecutive year. Boasting endless amenities including Maui’s only oceanfront, 15,000 square-foot luxury spa and fitness center, an elaborate water playground with tropical streams and waterfalls, championship golf, three tennis courts, SCUBA and water sports, four restaurants and lounges, shopping, and over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, as well as expert-led stargazing, an award-winning luau, and wildlife tours, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers everything necessary to create the quintessential Maui getaway.

For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, please contact the resort by phone at (808) 661-1234, or visit the resort website: www.maui.hyatt.com.

 

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