Awards

Covid-19

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“In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the GBAC STAR accreditation program is an assurance we are doing the best we can to keep our community safe. The pioneering spirit of our team lead us to be the first condo association in the State of Hawaii to achieve such important accreditation.”

Fernando Bastos, ARM©; BOC©; M.B.A.
Keola La’i General Manager

At Keola La’i, we have been working diligently to ensure the safety of our residents and guests throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Rather than attempting to create our own standards for disinfection, we felt it would be in the best interest and safety of our Keola La’i family, to seek expert guidance.  By following guidance from ISSA©, the leading trade association for the cleaning industry, we enrolled in the GBAC STAR™ accreditation process. 

GBAC STAR™ is the gold standard for cleaning best practices. The GBAC STAR Accreditation Program is performance-based and helps facilities establish a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. The program relies on GBAC’s comprehensive training, which teaches the proper protocols, correct disinfection techniques, and proper cleaning protocols for biohazard situations like the novel coronavirus. The GBAC STAR™ accreditation ensures that correct work practices, procedures and systems are in place to prepare, respond, and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

In addition, we are also remaining current regarding Hawaii’s state mandates, guidelines from prominent health organizations, as well as the federal government.

Our commitment is to stay uncompromising in our approach, to promote a healthy environment that is safe for residents and visitors alike.

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The GBAC STAR Accreditation Program is performance-based and designed to help facilities establish a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention for their staff and their building. The program relies on GBAC’s comprehensive training, which teaches the proper protocols, correct disinfection techniques, and cleaning best practices for biohazard situations like the novel coronavirus.

Successful GBAC STAR facilities are able to demonstrate that correct work practices, procedures and systems are in place to prepare, respond, and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

References:
https://www.issa.com/cleaning-and-disinfecting-for-the-coronavirus-sars-cov-2
https://gbac.issa.com/issa-gbac-star-facility-accreditation/

SUSTAINABILITY

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“We believe that sustainability is a continuous creation of value, financially and ethically! Being certified as a sustainable condo association verifies that Keola La’i is making a positive impact on the environment, and on society by preserving our 'Āina. We are extremely proud to be the first condo association in the State of Hawaii to receive this prestigious certification.”

Fernando Bastos, ARM©; BOC©; M.B.A.
Keola La’i General Manager

Here at Keola La’i we are making a concerted effort to lessen our environmental impact through continuous research, adoption, and implementation of “green practices”.  Guided by innovation and improvement, we are working collaboratively with our residents, suppliers, and our team to improve current processes.  We are reducing operational costs and our environmental footprint through ongoing energy efficiency adjustments. As a group we all hold a responsibility to develop and encourage more sustainable methods.

 

Keola La’i is committed to managing day-to-day operations in the most efficient and ethical manner possible. Through this, we hope to make a small but positive impact on the increasingly threatened environment that we all share.  As a result of our efforts towards sustainability, we have received the following awards and certifications:  IREM® Certified Sustainable Property; ENERGY STAR Certification; Green Business Award for Water conservation (2017); |Green Business Award for Energy conservation (2019)

IREM Certification

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Keola La’i is the first condo association in the State of Hawaii to be awarded the IREM® Certified Sustainable Property certification by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®). The certification recognizes that Keola La’i puts sustainability at the forefront of its operations.

Keola La’i has met the diverse requirements of the certification through initiatives such as; recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, and waste reduction.  These programs distinguish Keola La’i as a high-performing sustainable building.

References:
https://www.irem.org/certifications/for-properties/irem-certified-sustainable-property/csp-Multifamily-Requirements

ENERGY STAR Certification

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“We’re honored to earn the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance. It signifies our commitment to sustainability, validates our green initiatives while keeping lower operational costs/maintenance fees.”

Fernando Bastos, ARM©; BOC©; M.B.A.
Keola La’i General Manager

ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and using 35 percent less energy than typical buildings with no sacrifices to comfort or quality. The EPA sets strict energy performance standards to earn this certification based on weather-normalized source energy use that considers occupancy, hours of operation, and other key metrics. Energy and water use, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions must be measured, tracked, and verified by a third-party licensed professional architect or engineer.

“We’re honored to earn the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance. It signifies our commitment to sustainability, validates our green initiatives while keeping lower operational costs/maintenance fees.”

References:
https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/facility-owners-and-managers/existing-buildings/earn-recognition/energy-star-certification

Green Awards

2017 - GREEN BUSINESS AWARD FOR WATER CONSERVATION
2019 - GREEN BUSINESS AWARD FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

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KEOLA LA’I Team

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Keola La’i treats all employees with the respect and dignity they are entitled. Our staff is the single most important key element for our overall operational success. We have a team of professionals supporting the association in the pursue and achievement of our goals and objectives defined by the Board of Directors. It is our responsibility to show appreciation and to provide a proper work environment. Keola La’i values the person not the position they occupy, we value teamwork and collaboration. We invest in their training, wellbeing, and satisfaction. As a result, we have one of the lowest turn overs among all associations in Hawaii. Several employees are with us for more than 12 years and counting. Our team has received a few certifications and recognitions:
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Located at

600 QUEEN ST
HONOLULU, HI 96813

Telephone

Security (808) 554-9660
Management (808) 524-0600

E-mail

management@keolalai.com