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Environmental Stewardship

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

In 2016:

• Achieved a 27% reduction in GHG emissions per square foot from 2008-2016, and avoided an estimated 20,000 metric tons of GHG which is equivalent to taking over 4,000 cars off the road or providing electricity for over 2,000 homes for one year.

• Achieved a 14% reduction in energy use per square foot from 2008-2016, and avoided nearly 40,000 MWh of energy through energy efficiency projects.

• Achieved a 21% reduction in water consumption per occupied room from 2008-2016, and avoided an estimated 55 million gallons of water associated with water efficiency upgrade initiatives.
• Diverted from landfill more than 200 tons of waste generated from major renovation projects.

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

*All metrics are based on improvements from the Company's baseline of 2008.


Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

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, low flow 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 natural gas usage by 25%.

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

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. The property is also coordinating an internship program to support a lighting retrofit project.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa partnered with the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at the University of Hawaii Maui College and Green Building Hawaii to support an internship program in conjunction with a property-wide lighting retrofit. Interns worked alongside the hotel’s engineering team to replace over 15,500 lamps with high-efficiency LED lighting, resulting in an estimated 675,000 kWh saved per year.