HONOLULU, HAWAII (November 5, 2020) – Armstrong Builders recently received a Grand Award at the 2020 Building Industry Design & Construction Awards for its work on an affordable multi-family development on Maui. Kalama Kai was recognized in the Projects up to $500,000 award category.
Located in Kihei just 200 feet from Cove Beach, Kalama Kai features 39 three-bedroom and a single one-bedroom units, a pool deck, photovoltaic- (PV-) covered recreation area and PV-covered carports. The three-bedroom units are approximately 844 to 977 square feet with two bathrooms, an open living/dining area and a roughly 100-square-foot lanai. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is 576 square feet. Most of the units enjoy ocean views.
Among the project’s amenities are beautifully landscaped grounds and a recreation area with a swimming pool, sundeck, barbecue area and poolside covered trellis pavilion that is located above the street and away from homes. The trellis and several freestanding carports host an array of photovoltaic panels as do the roofs of the buildings, which have been incorporated into the project to harness Maui’s sun and offset common area energy costs.
Tied to the MECO grid, the photovoltaic system is sized to provide 85 percent of the estimated power usage (common and individuals) and battery back-up for power use at night. Individual units are sub-metered at a flat discounted rate and six electric vehicle charging stations are provided.
“We’re extremely honored that our Kalama Kai project was recognized by the BIA at this year’s Design & Construction Awards,” said James Keller, president of Armstrong Builders. “It’s a testament of our mission to bring quality to all aspects of our work.”
Sponsored by the Building Industry Association – Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii), the Building Industry Design & Construction Awards showcases excellence in commercial, residential and public works building/remodeling projects.
About Armstrong Development
Armstrong Builders LLC, an award-winning multi-disciplinary company since 1976, is dedicated to outstanding service and craftsmanship. The company works in a number of areas including custom home building, luxury, affordable housing and residential community development, and commercial construction. A leader in Hawaii’s green building industry, Armstrong Builders, LLC is committed to building and living sustainably with a team of LEED accredited professionals. For more information, visit the website or call (808) 848-2484.
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