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Ameresco Completes OUTRIGGER Energy Efficiency Renovation

OUTRIGGER Kauai Beach Resort & Spa

FRAMINGHAM, MASS.—Ameresco, Inc., a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, announced the completion of the installation of new energy efficiency and maintenance advancements at OUTRIGGER Kauai Beach Resort & Spa as part of a 15-year Energy as a Service (EaaS) agreement. The partnership allowed the oceanfront resort to update and replace its energy-related equipment without up-front capital.

The $15.5 million energy efficiency renovation was designed and constructed by Ameresco in several phases over the last two years. Key upgrades included replacing 350 guestroom fan coil units with new smart thermostats, a new central chiller plant with added redundancy for air conditioning, new hot water return distribution for reduced hot water wait times, and new electrical transformers. It also included adding a new building automation system to monitor and control temperatures in guestrooms, kitchens and ballrooms complete with variable speed capabilities for utility savings during periods of partial occupancy. Additionally, the exterior lighting throughout the resort has been comprehensively modernized with energy-efficient LEDs. Continuous monitoring provides up-to-date information on the condition of all building components, for comprehensive asset management software. The new equipment will continue to be maintained and operated by Ameresco for the life of the EaaS agreement.

“By integrating cutting-edge technology at OUTRIGGER Kauai Beach Resort & Spa, this partnership exemplifies our dedication to staying at the forefront of the industry while also revitalizing our resort’s pledge to environmental stewardship,” said Mike Shaff, Senior Vice President Operations – Americas for OUTRIGGER Hospitality Group. “Over the past three years, the property’s commitment to ‘Caring for our Place’ has manifested in substantial reductions in electricity, propane, and water consumption. This partnership has evolved into a dynamic collaboration, and we look forward to the forthcoming 15 years with enthusiasm and optimism.”

“The Energy as a Service agreement with OUTRIGGER Kauai Beach Resort & Spa exemplifies our dedication to finding individualized, cost-effective solutions for our partners to achieve their sustainability goals that will bring them long-term benefits,” said Nicole Bulgarino, Executive Vice President, Ameresco. “We are proud to have played a pivotal role in enhancing the energy efficiency of this remarkable oceanfront resort.”

Construction and the installation of new efficiency upgrades at OUTRIGGER Kauai Beach Resort & Spa began in October 2021 and reached full completion in December 2023.

To learn more about the energy efficiency solutions offered by Ameresco, visit www.ameresco.com/energy-efficiency/.