Kona Grill Selects Ecova for Energy and Sustainability Expense Management Solutions

Restaurant chain to pursue national waste and utility expense management

Spokane, WA — November 1, 2016 — Ecova, a leading energy and sustainability management company, has been selected by Kona Grill Inc. (KONA) 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,” said 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,” said Jana Schmidt, President & 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, including features and benefits, please visit www.ecova.com/platform.

Ecova is inventing a future that will provide companies with the data, insight and action to drive sustainable results. Ecova has a unique position as a company that can harness the power of unparalleled data and combine it with expert insight into how global leaders can prioritize opportunities to reduce consumption in energy and other resource categories. Ecova continues to develop new strategies for commercial and industrial clients to tackle this new future.

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ABOUT ECOVA

Ecova makes businesses and utilities more successful through energy and sustainability management. Ecova blends data and technology, with people and insight, to drive powerful results for their clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks and enhance reputations. Ecova is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE, a worldwide, global energy player. For more information, visit the company’s website www.ecova.com, on LinkedIn, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @EcovaInc.

ABOUT KONA GRILL INC.

Kona Grill features a global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails in an upscale casual atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 43 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and exceptional service. Restaurants are located in 23 states and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.konagrill.com.