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Green development planned on Maui

The project would be the first in the state to get LEED certification

Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin

Units in the Maluaka residential community, at Makena Bay in South Maui, will sell for $5 million and up. - A place for the rich only of course :(

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Developers are going to market next week with what they hope will become the first housing project in the state to win certification as an environmentally friendly community.

Located on Makena Bay in South Maui, the 69-unit Maluaka luxury residential community will have prices starting at $5 million.

Everett Dowling, president of developer Dowling Company Inc., said that he is also in the process of obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the project. LEED certification, a performance-oriented rating system for sustainable projects administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, verifies that the project's green measures meet specific standards.

"Earning these LEED certifications will make Maluaka the first residential project in Hawaii to attain these awards," Dowling said.

Although some Hawaii homeowners have installed such "green" design elements as solar panels on existing homes, and Actus Lend Lease LLC began building military housing projects here last year that incorporate solar power, Maluaka would be the first private housing project in Hawaii to incorporate those elements.

Although Dowling has been in real estate development for the past 25 years, he said that his company began focusing on green building in late 2005 because of concerns about the impact of global warming.

Green aspects of the project will include solar power for the project's common areas, sustainable land use management system, filtered storm water retention and the use of low-emitting building materials.

Project amenities will include includes concierge services, private jet travel, outdoor adventure coordinators, a private club and facility. - Must be nice :(

Dowling expects to pull most of his buyers from other second-home communities in Maui, with an emphasis on buyers from the nearby Wailea resort.

Construction on Maluaka is slated to begin in spring 2007 with completion scheduled for winter 2009, he said.

---This is all good and all but I wish developers in Hawaii would develop more housing for those that are being priced out and have to leave Hawaii, who's going to provide all these "amenities" they propose if people (other than the super rich) can't afford to live there? I'm getting really tired of all these luxury resort homes catering to the rich and skyrocketing housing prices that are causing middle class people to have to pack up and leave and those in the lower bracket to become homeless. :(

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Green development planned on Maui

The project would be the first in the state to get LEED certification

Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin

Units in the Maluaka residential community, at Makena Bay in South Maui, will sell for $5 million and up. - A place for the rich only of course :( I do landscaping at this developer's project and he also uilds Maui's most affordale housing, I think their homes in Central Maui start aout $150,000! :yahoo:

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Developers are going to market next week with what they hope will become the first housing project in the state to win certification as an environmentally friendly community.

Located on Makena Bay in South Maui, the 69-unit Maluaka luxury residential community will have prices starting at $5 million.

Everett Dowling, president of developer Dowling Company Inc., said that he is also in the process of obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the project. LEED certification, a performance-oriented rating system for sustainable projects administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, verifies that the project's green measures meet specific standards.

"Earning these LEED certifications will make Maluaka the first residential project in Hawaii to attain these awards," Dowling said.

Although some Hawaii homeowners have installed such "green" design elements as solar panels on existing homes, and Actus Lend Lease LLC began building military housing projects here last year that incorporate solar power, Maluaka would be the first private housing project in Hawaii to incorporate those elements.

Although Dowling has been in real estate development for the past 25 years, he said that his company began focusing on green building in late 2005 because of concerns about the impact of global warming.

Green aspects of the project will include solar power for the project's common areas, sustainable land use management system, filtered storm water retention and the use of low-emitting building materials.

Project amenities will include includes concierge services, private jet travel, outdoor adventure coordinators, a private club and facility. - Must be nice :(

Dowling expects to pull most of his buyers from other second-home communities in Maui, with an emphasis on buyers from the nearby Wailea resort.

Construction on Maluaka is slated to begin in spring 2007 with completion scheduled for winter 2009, he said.

---This is all good and all but I wish developers in Hawaii would develop more housing for those that are being priced out and have to leave Hawaii, who's going to provide all these "amenities" they propose if people (other than the super rich) can't afford to live there? I'm getting really tired of all these luxury resort homes catering to the rich and skyrocketing housing prices that are causing middle class people to have to pack up and leave and those in the lower bracket to become homeless. :( This firm does all type of housing I know that they have put more of us Hawaiians into homes than any developer in the State. You need to distinguish the good developers how build for us locals and who are building green from the mainland guys just building high end housing and taking their profits back to where ever they come from.

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Wow $150,000 that's almost unheard of anymore. BTW Do you know if he has any plans to go green with any of his affordables too?

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Wow $150,000 that's almost unheard of anymore. BTW Do you know if he has any plans to go green with any of his affordables too?

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