Annual Hawaii Green Business Awards Program Honors Hawaii Businesses and Events for Green Practices

Posted on Jun 29, 2023 in News

Hawaii State Energy Office
For Immediate Release: June 29, 2023

HONOLULU—The Hawaii Green Business Program (HGBP) recognized its largest-ever cohort of Hawaii businesses and events today for their energy efficiency and sustainable business practices.

Governor Josh Green, M.D., praised awardees for their demonstrated commitment to conserving energy and water, reducing waste, and protecting Hawaii’s environment. “Sustainable use of Hawaii’s water and energy is essential to our way of life, and clean water, energy and tourism are crucial for our economy,” said Governor Green. “When each of us makes a deliberate, meaningful effort to conserve water and energy, the impact we all have on these precious resources is minimized. That is why we are happy to recognize the awardees today, for doing the right thing on behalf of our environment, our land, our water, our people and our state.”

The 37 awardees representing five islands were recognized during the annual HGBP awards ceremony in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room in the State Capitol and livestreamed on HSEO’s Facebook page. The ceremony was hosted by the Hawaii State Energy Office, the Hawaii State Department of Health, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

“It takes a lot of energy to run a business – figuratively and literally,” said Hawaii Chief Energy Officer, Mark B. Glick. “Using energy efficiently helps us to make the most of our finite natural resources, which benefits everyone who lives, works, visits, and loves Hawaii.”

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

Green Office Awardees:

  • Hawaii Energy
  • Honeywell
  • Pacific lslands Institute

Green Event Awardees:

  • 2022 Sony Open
  • 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions
  • 2022 Hawaii Build and Buy Green Conference and Site Tours
  • Mason Architects Firm Crawl
  • C&C Honolulu Biennial Good Neighbor and Environmental Hero Awards
  • HTA Tourism Conference 2022

10 Entry Level Program Awardees:

  • Magic’s Beach Grill
  • Journey’s Cafe
  • Hilo Coffee Mill
  • Abundant Life
  • Koana
  • Kokee Lodge
  • Mama Bear’s Kitchen
  • Fete
  • Blondie’s Vegan Kitchen
  • Pier 9 by Sam Choy
  • Molokai Homestead Farmers Alliance – Community Resource Fair

Green Hotels, Resorts and Venue Awardees:

  • The Cliffs at Princeville
  • The Kahala Hotel & Resort
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club Kings’ Land Waikoloa
  • The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
  • The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas
  • Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
  • Prince Waikiki
  • Mauna Kea Resort, Autograph Collection
  • The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
  • Hyatt Centric WaikikiBeach
  • Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club
  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
  • Sheraton Waikiki
  • Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
  • The Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Resort, A Luxury Collection Resort
  • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
  • Hawaii Convention Center

The HGBP, 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.

The businesses and events honored at this year’s HGBP awards ceremony undertook a wide array of innovative measures, such as installing renewable energy, high-efficiency cooling, lighting, and water fixtures, and by limiting waste to landfills.

For more information on the Hawaii Green Business Program and how to join the upcoming 2023 cohort, visit

# # #

Claudia Rapkoch
Public Affairs Officer
Hawaii State Energy Office
(808) 460-5998