2020 Awardees

A total of 20 businesses, venues and events were recognized during the annual Hawaii Green Business Program awards ceremony on December 4, 2020, which was held virtually for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was hosted by the Hawaii State Energy Office, the Hawaii State Department of Health, and the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. The HGBP, which was created by the Hawaii State Energy Office and the Department of Health in 2002, provides technical assistance to businesses, government agencies and nonprofits seeking to operate in a more environmentally and socially responsible manner.

“This group of Hawaii Green Business Program awardees has put in the time and effort to demonstrate their excellent stewardship of the environment and strong commitment to helping Hawaii achieve energy independence. They have shown that becoming greener and more sustainable not only benefits the environment, it makes good business sense,” said Gov. David Ige.

“Especially with what is happening with COVID, we are acutely aware of how vulnerable Hawaii is to things like volatile fuel and electricity prices, energy supply disruptions, rising sea levels and threats to our fragile ecosystem. The Hawaii Green Business Program helps address these issues by creating a profitable public private partnership between business, government and a concerned public,” said Hawaii Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn.

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The honorees of this year’s Hawaii Green Business Program Awards are:

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach The Cliffs at Princeville The Equus Hotel
Hale Koa Hotel Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
The Kahala Hotel and Resort Marriot Maui Ocean Club Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
The Ritz Carlton Kapalua Hawaii Convention Center Waialae Country Club
Hawaii Pacific University, Aloha Tower Marketplace Honolulu Board of Water Supply Pier 9 by Sam Choy
Blue Zones Project Worksite Well Being Conference Fall Tourism Update – Hilton Waikoloa Village Forest Bathing Hawaii
Kauai Department of Water’s 16th Annual “Make a Splash” Festival Sony Open


Gov. David Ige speaking at the Hawaii Green Business Programs awards

Gov. David Ige

Scott Glenn speaking at the Hawaii Green Business Program awards via Zoom

Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn

Slide showing Hyatt Regency Maui Resor and Spa, aerial view.
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Slide of awardee Equus Hotel Slide of awardee Alohilani Resort Waikiki
Slide of awardee Hale Koa Hotel Slide of awardee Cliffs at Princeville Slide of awardee Board of Water Supply
Slide of awardee Hawaii Pacific College Slide of awardee Hilton Waikola Village Slide of awardee Blue Zones Project
Slide of awardee Forest Bathing Hawaii Slide of awardee Make a Splash Festival Slide of awardee Sony Open Hawaii