30 Jan Environmental Sustainability at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel
Based on some of the key cultural values of Native Hawaiians, Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel is constantly making movement towards environmental sustainability in the hotel industry. Protecting the ʻāina is of great importance to Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel and to everyone that works there.
According to the results of a 2016 survey conducted by Maui Electric Company with the 15 largest hotels on Maui, our energy usage per room is 60% less than other hotels. With continued sustainability efforts and education throughout the property, the hotel electricity cost per available room has further decreased by 23.9%, and per occupied room by 45% from 2008 to 2018.
Here are a few initiatives they have focused on at the hotel:
-Installed solar panels on main buildings to conserve energy and reduce carbon by 15%
-Planted taro, sweet potato, lemongrass, local vegetation, and more onsite to reduce carbon emissions.
-Discontinued the use of Styrofoam containers and replaced with recyclable containers.
-Discontinued plastic straws and replaced with paper straws.
-Installed water fountains and bottle filling stations to reduce plastic bottle usage.
-Implement divided trash receptacles for recycling and trash in guest rooms.
-Use compact bulbs for all non-dimmable fixtures in guest rooms.
-Promote reef safe sunscreen and discontinue sale of spray sunscreen.