From the beginning, Ward Village has been defined by its approach to sustainability. Today, community well-being remains our top priority throughout the neighborhood, as we continue our ongoing efforts to reduce energy, water, waste, and carbon emissions, improve indoor environmental quality, obtain green building certifications and more.
Our commitment to creating a vibrant and sustainable destination is guided by Howard Hughesʼ principles of expert placemaking and stewardship. As Ward Village continues to grow and flourish, so, too, does our dedication to green innovation and sustainable land-use planning on Oʻahu, establishing a neighborhood that creates value and well-being for generations to come.
At a Glance
Surrounded by Nature
Spacious parks, bike paths, nearby beaches & more.
Green building, LED lighting, natural temperature control & sustainable construction methods.
District-wide drip-irrigation with automated weather adjustments.
Reduced Carbon Emissions
Energy-efficient building management technologies, walkability, bike share & EV charging.
Use of Healthy Materials
Recycled content & low-emitting construction materials.
Enhanced Air Quality
ʻOhana planting, tree canopy lined sidewalks & 3.5 acres of parks.
Various outdoor spaces and playgrounds for leisure & fitness.
LEED Platinum certification for the neighborhood’s sustainable plan, verified by U.S. Green Building Council.
Activities & Amenities
Complimentary activities and offerings, nearby beaches and parks & more.
The Latest on Sustainability
2021-2022 Hawaiʻi Community Annual Report
Download our 2021-2022 Hawaiʻi Community Report to learn more about our commitment to responsible development and thoughtful land-use planning on O‘ahu.
The Historic IBM Building at Ward Village
Dedicated in 1962, the legendary IBM Building’s honeycomb exterior was designed to keep the structure cool. This made it an early example of sustainable architecture. In 2008, however, the structure was scheduled for demolition. Click above to learn how Howard Hughes helped preserve this iconic building.
World Green Building Council Recognition
The World Green Building Council’s annual report spotlights Ward Village as a notable case study for providing social value with resilience and sustainability. Explore the report to learn more about our community’s energy- and water-efficient design and sustainable infrastructure that safeguards the development from wind and hurricanes.
Ward Village hosted the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the “LEED with Aloha Roundtable” and a tour of the neighborhood. During the event, Peter Templeton, President & CEO of the USGBC, named Ward Village the top LEED developer in Hawai‘i with the most LEED-certified and registered projects in the state.
Learn more about Ward Village’s commitment to sustainable practices by visiting www.wardvillage.com/sustainability.