PBN: “Hawaii Green Business Awards honor companies for energy efficiency efforts”

Hawaii Green Business Awards honor companies for energy efficiency efforts

The state of Hawaii honored 13 businesses and nine events for their innovative and outstanding clean energy efforts at the recent 2014 Hawaii Green Business Awards.

Hosted by the state Energy Office of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, state Department of Health and The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, the annual awards program recognizes achievements by Hawaii businesses in the area of energy efficiency.

The honorees included: Aqua Bamboo Waikiki Hotel; Aqua Kauai Beach Resort; Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa; Hawaii Island Retreat; Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club; Outrigger Reef on The Beach; The Equus Hotel; The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk; Blue Hawaii Lifestyles; Honeywell Smart Grid Solution; MonkeyPod Kitchen at Ko Olina; and The Limtiaco Consulting Group.

The nine green events honorees included: Build and Buy Green Conference at Hawaii Convention Center and University of Hawaii Cancer Center Sullivan Center 2013 & 2014; TEDx “Disruptive Leadership” & “Cultivating Community;” Hawaii Innovation Workshop by travel2change; Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit, Green Apple Day of Service — USGBC Hawaii; Kamehameha Schools’ Sustainability Council Retreat No. 2-KYA, KYA Holiday Party 2013; ILFI Water Petal Event-KYA; and Loco Kine Valentine by Sweetbreads.