Building Industry Magazine - September 2012 - (Page 36)

Green Energy: BY JASON SOEDA Come Together, Right Now! Renewable and alternative energy-related projects are contributing significantly to job growth and economic recovery in the state of Hawaii. Kamaaina developers and contractors are joining forces with utilities and the private sector on projects that result in not only more job opportunities, but a greener future for everyone in the islands. HECO Launches Multiple Partnerships To say the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) family of companies is working to create a greener Hawaii is a bit of an understatement. Five years ago, HECO and the State of Hawaii signed an energy agreement as part of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI), a large-scale program for greater energy independence. HCEI’s goal is for Hawaii to produce 70 percent of its energy for electricity and surface transportation come from clean (nonpetroleum oil) sources by 2030. That 70 percent goal includes 30 percent from energy efficiency and conservation and 40 percent from renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, waste-to-energy, biomass and potentially ocean energy. “Hawaii cannot reach our clean 32 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | SEPTEMBER 2012 energy goals without participation and leadership by all stakeholders in our community working together,” says Peter Rosegg, spokesman for HECO. “The Hawaiian Electric companies work with many individuals, businesses and institutions and government at all levels to achieve our shared clean energy goals.” Rosegg says the HECO companies work with many independent power

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - September 2012

Contents Page
Alternative energy
Inside NAIOP
NEWS BEAT: Construction Begins on Rail Maintenance Facility
UH Manoa to Get New Athletics Complex
Courtyard at Marriott Opens on Maui
AIA Plans Heroic Canstruction
Summit to Build Kau Gym
Servco Gives Back
Lahaina’s Golden Arches Goes Green
HSWAC Awards Third Construction Contract
Kiewit Supports Higher Education
Best Practices
Contracts Awarded
Spotlight on Success: Paanau Village, Phase 2
Industry Icon
Low Bids
News Makers
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - September 2012