HGVC Hokulani Waikiki Receives LEED Certified Status
Thursday, December 4, 2014
It’s been a year since the Hilton Grand Vacations Club opened the doors to the Hokulani Waikiki timeshare resort, and in that time the resort has received much praise for its sustainable practices. Most recently, the Hokulani Waikiki earned a LEED certification for its eco-friendly design, operations, and construction procedures.
The LEED certificate is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to acknowledge companies that go above and beyond to implement green construction and building practices.
Sr. Vice President Club and Resorts for HGVC, Kim Kreiger said, “Hokulani Waikiki was built and designed with a strong focus on honoring Hawaii’s unique cultural heritage. This certification further demonstrates the importance and responsibility we feel to preserve and respect Oahu’s land and natural resources, which is part of what makes Hawaii so special.”
LEED, an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a globally recognized program. The LEED program certifies building projects that meet the highest standards in sustainability during both the construction period and everyday operations. When awarding the LEED certification, the organization compared to a series of check points to verify its sustainability. These check points include energy efficiency, water conservation, green materials, and sustainability awareness.
One practice that contributed to their efficiency status is the Hokulani Waikiki’s heating system. The Hokulani repurposes heat from their cooling towers to be used throughout the resort. For example, this reclaimed heat is used to make hot water for the pool, restrooms, and showers.
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