David Y.Ige | State Energy Board Press Release: Annual Hawai’i Green Business Awards Program Recognizes Hawaiian Businesses and Events for Green Practices

State Energy Board Press Release: Annual Hawai’i Green Business Awards Program Recognizes Hawaiian Businesses and Events for Green Practices

Posted on January 14, 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room

HONOLULU — A total of 14 venues and events were recognized today for adopting energy efficiency and sustainable business practices that will help their bottom line while advancing clean energy and sustainability goals. Hawaii.

Governor David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige congratulated the winners for their commitment to conserving energy and water, reducing waste and protecting hawaiimy environment. “It is an honor to present these awards which recognize the commitment and hard work of businesses and organizations to make Hawai’i more sustainable,” said Ige. “Not only do their achievements reduce utility costs and create a more sustainable environment for them individually as businesses, but they also collectively contribute to hawaiimy clean energy goals.

“It is important that we all work together to build a clean and sustainable environment. hawaiime, not only for us on this forum, but for future generations. the hawaiii Green Business Program is one aspect of this important effort to achieve our goals,” added Amano-Ige.

The winners were recognized at the annual BGHP Awards Ceremony, which was held virtually for the second time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was hosted by the hawaiii State Bureau of Energy, Hawaii State Department of Health, and Honolulu Water Supply Board. The HGBP, which was created by the hawaiii State Energy Office and the Department of Health in 2002, provides technical assistance to businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations seeking to operate in a more environmentally and socially responsible manner.

“As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain keenly aware of the vulnerability hawaiiI am up to things like fuel and electricity price volatility, energy supply disruptions, sea level rise and threats to our fragile ecosystem,” said the director of the Hawaii energy, Scott Glenn. “The hawaiii Green Business Program helps solve these problems by creating a profitable public-private partnership between business, government and a concerned public.

The winners of this year’s Hawai’i Green Business Program Awards are:

  • Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
  • Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
  • OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
  • Waikiki Malia by Outrigger
  • Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
  • The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas
  • The Volcano House
  • Prince Waikiki
  • The Hawaii Convention Center
  • University of Hawaii, Maui College
  • Honeywell
  • Sony Open 2021
  • 2021 Sentry Champions Tournament

Companies and events honored at this year’s HGBP Awards Ceremony have undertaken a wide range of green initiatives, including planting native and endemic plants to reduce the need for excessive irrigation, use of taps and low-flow showerheads to reduce water consumption, installing LED lights and solar panels, recycling paper and food scraps, and setting up incentives to encourage employees to commute to bike.

For more information on the hawaiii Green Business Program, visit greenbusiness.hawaii.gov/

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About the Hawaii State Energy Board

The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is an agency attached to the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. The HSEO’s mission is to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation to help create a resilient, clean and low-carbon economy. To this end, the HSEO develops policies and programs to achieve our energy and climate change goals while identifying strategies that create jobs, reduce costs and improve the quality of life in Hawaiʻi. For more information, visit energy.hawaii.gov.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Claudia Rapkoch

Public Affairs Officer

Hawaii State Bureau of Energy

(808) 460-5998

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