Outrigger Maui Condos Go Green

Eco-friendly lodgings help clients save money and the environment By: Marty Wentzel
Eco-friendly lodgings help clients save money and the environment // © 2011 Outrigger Condominium Collection
Eco-friendly lodgings help clients save money and the environment // © 2011 Outrigger Condominium Collection

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Outrigger Condominium Collection on Maui has clients seeing green, both in nature and in their wallets. From photovoltaic panels to a package promoting environmentally-friendly initiatives, each of the six condos is demonstrating its own commitment to preserving Hawaii’s natural resources.

At Outrigger Maui Eldorado, for instance, eco-initiatives include property-wide recycling bins, compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs indoors and out, and gentle reminders in the condos for guests to keep their towels off the floor if they can be re-used, saving thousands of gallons of water.

Outrigger Palms at Wailea recycles everything it can, from plastics, magazines and printer cartridges to batteries and light bulbs. It donates discarded linens and towels to a local woman’s shelter and a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing maternal mortality in impoverished countries. It uses biodegradable cleaning products throughout the property, and CFL bulbs light the way wherever possible.

Outrigger Napili Shores saves thousands of gallons of water by using xeriscape landscaping, rain sensors, and low-flow toilets and shower heads. Solar panels power the entire common area, and electric timers and photo-electric cells are found throughout the property. Energy-efficient pumps are used for its solar-heated pools. The property has a recycling program, and it composts its lawn debris.

Outrigger Aina Nalu features a solar hot water and photovoltaic system for common area electricity. Recycling bins are available at the pools for glass, plastic, paper, aluminum and cardboard, and any beverage bottles marked for refund can be left with housekeeping. CFL bulbs are used in the guestrooms and exteriors.

Kapalua Villas, operated by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, saves thousands of gallons of water by asking guests to leave towels on the rack for re-use. Its housekeeping department uses biodegradable trash liners for all soiled linen.

Green initiatives at Outrigger Royal Kahana include on-site recycling, low-energy lighting and high-efficiency water heating. The low-flow water fixtures and the hang-your towel program save thousands of gallons of water from being wasted.

Clients booking any of Outrigger’s Maui’s six condos can take advantage of the Free Grocery package, providing them with up to $150 in grocery gift cards for each five-night stay. Guests also get a complimentary travel tote made of biodegradable material, particularly handy for carrying groceries back to the condo now that Maui is banning plastic check-out bags. Starting at $255 per night, the package is available through Dec. 21.

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