We are committed to setting environmental targets, monitoring the performance of our responsible investments and measuring our progress toward improving the environmental footprint of our properties through the implementation of targeted environmental efficiency projects, equipment upgrades and best practices by our hotel managers.
What we've done
• Achieved a 24% reduction in GHG emissions per square foot from 2008 levels, and avoided an estimated 35,000 metric tons of GHG compared to 2014
• Achieved a 12.8% reduction in energy use per square foot from 2008 levels, and avoided an estimated 86,000 MWh of energy compared to 2014
• Achieved a 22.2% reduction in water consumption per occupied room from 2008 levels, and avoided an estimated 650,000 gallons of water compared to 2014
2020 Environmental Targets
• Reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions per square foot by 28%*
• Reduce energy consumption per square foot by 15%*
• Reduce water consumption per occupied room by 25%*
• Divert waste from at least 50% of major renovation projects (new metric)
*All metrics are based on improvements from the Company's baseline of 2008.
In 2016, Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead received the Water Innovation Award in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge for its innovative strategies and achievements in water conservation. Water efficient technologies contributing to this achievement include a rain water catchment system, high-efficiency showerheads and toilets, a laundry water recycling system and a smart irrigation system. The investments are projected to reduce water use by as much as 40%. As part of a broader commitment to sustainability and building efficiency, the hotel completed an installation of solar thermal panels to heat all of its domestic hot water, estimated to reduce the hotel’s gas usage by 25%.
This is the first resort in Hawaii to achieve LEED® Silver EBOM status. We integrated innovative technologies and best-in-class sustainability practices such as state-of-the art guestroom energy management systems and heat recovery equipment, solar photovoltaic rooftop systems, low flow water fixtures, non-turf landscaping, a weather-based irrigation system, digital media and signage and a comprehensive guest room recycling program. A self-guided walking tour for guests features educational placards that highlight the resort’s sustainability efforts. In recognition of these initiatives, Hyatt Regency Maui received the Hyatt Thrive Leadership Award for excellence in Environmental Sustainability in 2016.
In 2016, we completed the installation of a photovoltaic system. The 500 kilowatt, 1,528 panel system will generate in excess of 10% of the resort’s total electrical needs. To date, the hotel’s Sustainability Team has launched over 50 environmental initiatives including replacement of aged laundry equipment to reduce gas, electricity and water consumption; and new kitchen-hood systems with sensor-based fan systems to reduce electricity use.
In 2013, the hotel achieved ISO 50001 certification, becoming the first commercial building to achieve the recognition in the United States. In 2014, the hotel was named Business Leader for Energy Efficiency by the DC Sustainable Energy Utility for their environmental protection efforts and commitment to reduce energy consumption.
In 2015, the hotel received our Best in Class Environmental Stewardship award for reducing energy and water consumption. It also implemented green best practices including having a green team, guest room energy management system, linen and towel reuse program and achieving over 75% diversion of waste to landfill. These accomplishments have led to the hotel receiving certifications such as TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders Gold Level and Green Seal.