$202,048 Awarded To Grand Wailea Resort For Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Posted January 31, 2014

L-R: Bart Santiago, Director of Finance, Grand Wailea; Rob Hoonan, Director of Facility Management, Grand Wailea; Walter Enomoto, Program Specialist at Hawaii Energy.

Hawaii Energy, the energy conservation and efficiency program for Maui, Hawaii and Honolulu counties, presented an incentive check for $202,048 to the award-winning GrandWailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, for its commitment to become even more energy-efficient.

Grand Wailea recently installed 37 new variable frequency drives and pump equipment designed to seamlessly adjust the water flow for its Wailea Canyon Activity Pool that includes nine separate pools and various waterslides, white water rapids, whirlpool and the world’s first “water elevator.”

The new equipment requires less electricity to operate and is estimated to save the hotel more than 1.2 million kilowatt hours and more than $380,028 in annual electricity costs based on $0.309/kWh.

To learn more about energy efficiency incentives available for your home or business, visit www.hawaiienergy.com.