April 17, 2019

Media Advisory

Hawai‘i Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy Recognize Sheraton Waikīkī/Marriott for Energy Efficiency Leadership

Waikīkī, Hawai‘i – On Thursday, April 18, 2019, representatives of Hawai‘i Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will tour the Marriott-Waikīkī Complex to see first-hand energy efficiency efforts at its Sheraton Waikīkī property. A member of the DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance, Marriott has completed significant energy efficiency upgrades and installed a cogeneration system at the Sheraton Waikīkī resulting in a 75% reduction in its electric bill. Please join the Director of DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, Maria T. Vargas for a tour of the different ways Sheraton Waikīkī is working to boost its energy efficiency and help the State of Hawai‘i reach its 100% clean energy goal.

Thursday, April 18
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HST


  • Maria T. Vargas, Director, Better Buildings Challenge, Department of Energy
  • Eric Au, Marriott-Waikīkī Complex Director of Engineering
  • Brian Kealoha – Hawai‘i Energy Executive Director
  • Steve Chang – Hawai‘i Gas

Sheraton Waikīkī (at the port cochere, next to the honu statue)
2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

- Sheraton Waikīkī tour
- Short tour of:

  • Hotel property’s cogeneration facility
  • Guest room
  • Overhead view of Waikīkī Complex to highlight upgrades

In recent years, the Sheraton Waikīkī has made significant investments in a number of energy efficiency measures in order to reduce consumption and achieve its 30% reduction goal.

Hawai‘i Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy Recognize Sheraton Waikīkī/Marriott for Energy Efficiency leadership

With air conditioning being one of the largest energy loads at the hotel, the Sheraton Waikīkī installed energy management controls in the guestrooms that shut off the air conditioning when the lanai door is open or unoccupied in order to reduce energy waste.

  • The property has replaced the old, inefficient lighting with LED’s in all of its common areas, the hotel entrance, lobby, and loading dock as well as its guestrooms.
  • According to the hotel, the energy efficiency projects will save the Sheraton Waikīkī more than $500,000 in energy costs. The hotel’s investment was offset through over $380,000 in incentives from Hawai‘i Energy.




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