Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s third vacation ownership resort on Maui has been designed to achieve certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, the nationally accepted benchmark for green buildings.
Located in Kaanapali North Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with views of the islands of Lanai and Molokai, the new property is expected to open fall 2011.
“Starwood Vacation Ownership is proud to be the first stand-alone, full-service resort in Hawaii to be developed with this coveted certification in mind,” said Starwood Vacation Ownership president Matt Avril. “We have partnered with Arup, a global firm of designers, engineers, planners, and business consultants renowned for its expertise in green design, to ensure that the design and operation of the resort is environmentally responsible and contributes to Maui’s future sustainability.”
The 390-unit, full-service resort will build and operate its own desalination and heat exchange system, which will produce drinkable water on site and utilize cool salt water for its air conditioning system. A state-of-the-art cogeneration system will provide most of the resort’s electricity and hot water needs.
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