We are happy to share our case study on Backpackers Vacation Inn & Hostel, a four-property vacation hostel complex on the North Shore of Oahu that we did energy and water efficiency work for in summer 2015. Six months after the Pono Home service, the hostel’s energy and water usage has dropped by an average of 30.3% and 16.8%, respectively, resulting in an average of 490 fewer kWh and 21,000 fewer gallons of water per month, with estimated annualized savings of approximately $2,950. Read the full report here. Mahalo Backpackers for your commitment to a greener hostel!






Key Stats: 

  • 13 month average monthly energy usage reduction: 490 kWh
  • 13 month average water usage reduction: 21,000 gallons
  • Same month (January 2015 to January 2016) energy reduction: 1300 kWh
  • Same month (Jan 2015 to Jan 2016) water reduction: 19,000 gallons
  • Estimated annualized savings: $2,950
  • Payback Period: 4.6 months
  • One year Return on Investment: 61%

“Pono Home’s service was terrific. The products they installed on site were a nice upgrade over our previous setup, and have helped us save money and decrease our environmental footprint. I’d highly recommend this service to any other business that hosts visitors who may not be as conscious about conservation while they’re on vacation and not paying a utility bill.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        – Sharlyn Foo, Owner, Backpackers Vacation Inn & Hostel