Learn About Our Sustainability Efforts
Protecting the ʻāina is of great importance to Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel and to everyone that works here. Based on some of the key cultural values of Native Hawaiians, Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel is constantly making movement towards environmental sustainability in the hotel industry.
According to the results of a 2016 survey conducted by Maui Electric Company with the 15 largest hotels on Maui, our energy usage per room is 60% less than other hotels. With continued sustainability efforts and education throughout the property, the hotel electricity cost per available room has further decreased by 23.9%, and per occupied room by 45% from 2008 to 2018.
Here are a few initiatives we have focused on at the hotel:
Install solar panels on main buildings (Kauaʻi, Maui, and Lānaʻi Wings) to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions by 15%
Plant taro, sweet potato, lemongrass, local vegetation, etc. in onsite gardens to reduce carbon emission
Discontinued the use of Styrofoam containers throughout the property and replace with recyclable containers to reduce landfill waste and make the waste more biodegradeble
Discontinued plastic straws and replace with paper straws to make the waste more biodegradeble
Install water fountains with bottle filling stations in public areas to reduce plastic bottle water usage and reduce plastic waste
Implement divided trash receptacles for recylcing and trash in all guest rooms to reduce landfill waste
Use compact bulbs for all non-dimmable fixtures in guest rooms (lamps, etc.) to reduce power plant greenhouse gas emissions; reduce electrical usage, reduce heat generation produced by incandescent bulbs, and extend bulb life
Promote reef-safe sunscreen at Hale Huakaʻi and Deli Corner. Discontinue sale of spray sunscreen. Place notes in the guestrooms to promote awareness of reef-safe products to protect the coral reef and the ocean and raise guests’ awareness