Ecova Offers Kona Grill Energy and Sustainability Expense Management Solutions

by Katie Lee

Spokane, Wash.Ecova, a leading energy and sustainability management company, has been selected by Kona Grill Inc. to provide waste expense management strategy and utility expense data management for the American grill and sushi bar chain’s more than 43 restaurants in the United States and Puerto Rico. 

For Kona Grill, Ecova will perform a series of services including utility bill processing, site-specific utility service management, and monitoring monthly financial information to help optimize budgets. For waste management, Ecova will assist with waste bill processing and analysis, and waste service optimization management. Kona Grill will access these analyses through Ecova’s Energy and Sustainability Management Platform, a single intuitive source of data and insights that will assist in setting companywide benchmarks, identify performance outliers and prioritize facility improvements.

“We believe that minimizing energy consumption and waste output begins with having reliable data,” says Paige Miller, director of facilities at Kona Grill. “Ecova is a fantastic partner not just for the range of data it can help us acquire, but also in the actionable insight it can read from our data. We’ll soon be able to improve our cost savings and environmental footprint company-wide.”

“We applaud Kona Grill for taking steps to learn about how and where its utility and waste dollars are going so it can become more efficient and effective,” says Jana Schmidt, president and CEO of Ecova. “Companies like Kona Grill are leading the way in showing other restaurant chains across the globe that sustainability management is an increasingly economical imperative to improve their bottom lines and the environment around them.” 

The Ecova Platform combines data, technology and energy expertise to deliver insight needed to reduce organizational cost and consumption. For more information on the Ecova Platform, visit

Ecova is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE, a worldwide, global energy player. For more information, visit

Kona Grill owns and operates 43 restaurants in 23 states and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit


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