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HLTA EAC Breakfast Meeting

March 12 HLTA EAC Breakfast Meeting

The next Engineers Advisory Council Breakfast will be at Embassy Suites on March 12th.

Hawaiian Electric Company will be sponsoring the event and the topic will be Grid Modernization.

Please RSVP to Jessica Caires at Hawaii Lodging.

Certified Energy Manager® Training

Hawai’i Energy is excited to bring back Certified Energy Manager® training! This multi-day intensive seminar provides in-depth training on the latest practices, strategies, and theories of energy management in preparation for the ANSI-accredited Certified Energy Manager® exam.

There are two training programs in the following locations:

February 24 – 28, 2020*
Sheraton Waikiki
Big Island
March 2-6, 2020*
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

* This is a Four-day course with an exam on the last day.
Register through this link and attend the entire training program for just $495 (normally $2,995) with a Hawai’i Energy subsidy. The examination fee is included in the $495 tuition.

The Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) certification is ideal for engineers, building operators, facility managers, or any energy service professional who works in a related field.  This training will help to prepare you to take the CEM® exam, which will be held at the conclusion of the training.

Seminar Highlights

  • Learn how to optimize energy use and costs within non-residential buildings.
  • Understand how energy is purchased and then used in various systems (HVAC, Lighting, Motors, Boilers, etc.) throughout a building.

Understand the big picture on optimizing systems to reduce costs, improve profits and increase occupant satisfaction.

Rich Costello, PE, CEMInstructor: Rich Costello, PE, CEM

Currently, the President of Acela Energy Group, Rich is a registered professional engineer and holds an M.S. in Engineering Management from Western New England College and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. Rich was the National President of the Association of Energy Engineers for the Year 2000, and he received the 2003 Energy Professional of the Year Award from the organization.  In 2006, Richard was inducted into the Energy Managers Hall of Fame.


Note: There are educational and experiential requirements.  Hawai‘i Energy tuition assistance is limited to those who live and work in Honolulu, Maui and Hawai‘i counties.

Questions? Please contact Crystal Xiong at crystal@aeecenter.org.

Hawai‘i Hotel & Restaurant Show

Hawai‘i Hotel & Restaurant Show


Hawai‘i Hotel and Restaurant Show at the Hawai‘i Convention Center – April 15 – 16, 2020 from 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

The Hawaii Hotel & Restaurant Show is partnered with the Hawai’i Lodging & Tourism Association, the Hawai’i Restaurant Association, and Star Events. The purpose is to showcase the very best in the hospitality industry in Hawaii. Their mission is to effectively connect members of the restaurant, hotel, and hospitality industry with businesses that exist to support their needs.

Booth assignments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Completed exhibitor application and full payment are required to hold space. The deadline to reserve your space is March 13, 2020. To learn more or to register, visit the Exhibitors Information – 2020 Booth Packages.

Check out the short video from the 2019 Hawai‘i Hotel and Restaurant Show.

Registration is OPEN for the 2020 Innovation Symposium!

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Innovation Symposium coming to SHERATON WAIKIKI on APRIL 29, 2020!

The count down has begun… We’re gearing up for another exciting Innovation Symposium this April! This year’s topics include distributed energy resources, overcoming major energy project challenges, and best-in-class energy management programs. We can’t wait for you to see the incredible program we have lined up for you!

See the Schedule

Register Early to take Advantage of the Early Bird Rates!

Register as an Attendee
As an attendee, you will receive all-day access to sessions, the exhibitor room, and meals, including our after-hours Pau Hāna.
Download Exhibitor Packet
As and exhibitor, you will have the opportunity to get in front of the facility managers who need your services. Booth placements are first-come, first-served, so don’t wait!


*Must be a Clean Energy Ally to exhibit. Not a Clean Energy Ally yet? Contact Desiree Sumaoang at desiree.sumaoang@leidos.com
This year Hawai‘i Energy is excited for:

  • Keynote speaker, Bettina Mehnert of AHL, who was recently named Hawai’i Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year.
  • Opening remarks from Hawai’i State Energy Office CEO Scott Glenn and PUC Chair Jay Griffin.
  • Their Pau Hāna networking event! You’ll be able to mingle with speakers, exhibitors, and attendees after the Symposium.

If you have questions about this event, please reach out to hawaiienergy@leidos.com.

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Aloha HLTA Members!

The HLTA Engineers Advisory Council provides a forum for the professional development of engineers in the hospitality industry. 2018 had a larger base of members with our allied members being allowed to join the council. This has brought more collaboration and more learning opportunities, while getting to know the Allied members who can provide additional products and services to our properties.

We expect to see the value of the Engineers Council grow even more in 2019. Participants will have access to the most up to date trends, concerns, health and safety information, latest energy technologies available, career opportunities, Scholarship opportunities and more.

While we count on the support of the director of engineers, the council also believes it’s important to have a role in succession planning. With this in mind, we have also included more of the up and coming assistant director of engineers, chief engineers, engineering managers, and supervisors into our membership. They will have an opportunity to participate in the sharing of ideas and best practices.

Annual membership dues are only $150.00 per HLTA member lodging property and you may designate up to five (5) individuals to represent your property. Dues for HLTA allied members are $150.00 and you may designate one (1) employee to represent your company. To join, SIMPLY CLICK THIS LINK.

As a member of the Engineers Advisory Council, you will receive an EAC membership roster, have access to materials on our website (https://hawaiiengineersadvisory.com), and enjoy a networking breakfast at every meeting (at least 6 meetings per year). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Eric Au at: eric.au@marriott.com or
Jessica Caires at: (808) 923-0407 or e-mail: JCaires@hawaiilodging.org.

We look forward to your property/company being represented at our meetings.

Mahalo & Aloha,

Eric Au
Chairperson, HLTA Engineers Advisory Council
Area Director of Engineering & Facilities
Hawaii / Mariott International

Mufi Hannemann
President & CEO
Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association