Disney’s Aulani Becomes First Hawaiian Resort to Obtain LEED Silver Certification
Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa was honored recently for its strong dedication to be an environmentally friendly destination, as it officially obtained LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. Aulani is the first resort in Hawaii to receive this highly-honored certification.
The LEED Certification serves as an independent, third-party verification that a building project has been built and managed using the highest environmental standards. Buildings are judged using a rigorous checklist that awards points for sustainability measures in such areas as water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and awareness and education.
Aulani received this honor based on many of the green initiatives that were taken in building and maintaining the resort. For instance, the resort provides charging stations in its parking structure for electric cars, uses waste heat to heat water in its swimming pools and whirlpool spas, and is located on what was already a developed resort location, meaning that no trees or undeveloped land had to be cleared during the resort’s construction.
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