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Saving Money & Art Honolulu Museum of Art lands $346K for an energy efficient system. By Aimee Harris Energy R ecently, the Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Art) completed a major energy-efficiency retrofit by installing a new HVAC system. The museum received a $346,026 incentive from Hawaii Energy-administered Public Benefit fund, making it the largest incentive received to date by a charitable organization. “Sophisticated, self-funding projects like this represent the very best opportunities for nonprofits in managing rising energy costs,” says Miles Kubo, the chief operating officer Energy Industries, a ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. Energy Industries offers rebates and other incentives to residents and businesses to help offset the cost of installing energyOne of the many changes and efficient equipment. improvements at the newly Energy Industries renamed Honolulu Museum provided the museum of Art is its new energywith a comprehensive efficient cooling system. Photo credit: Honolulu Museum of Art program that protects the artwork, increases energy-efficiency The projects largest undertaking and reduces utility expenses. The was the redesign and replacement of museum’s electricity consumption has five aging, unconnected chillers with been reduced by 28 percent, saving it an integrated central plant of three an estimated $250,000 annually. energy-efficient chillers, working in The $1.5-million retrofit project, tandem. Should one malfunction, the additionally funded in part by an other serves as a backup. This is crucial art donor and local financing, is expected to generate enough monthly in the maintenance of the museum’s energy savings to cover the financing artwork, providing the climate control in the galleries and vaults. costs of the mechanical system Ray Starling, program manager for improvements. After the first year, Hawaii Energy says, “We applaud the the museum’s monthly electricity Honolulu Museum of Art for being the savings is expected to surpass its energy heroes that they are, and Energy financing payments, creating a Industries for helping them get there.” positive cash flow for the museum. OVER 30 YEARS of professional CONCRETE RESTORATION Spall Repairs Crack Repairs Leak Repairs Commercial ~ Industrial Cooling & Boiler Systems Management Featuring UVOX® II Proven, Guaranteed Non-Chemical Cooling Water Treatment Waterproofing Painting Coatings Since 1981 WIL L IAMS HAWAII , INC. C O N C R E T E R E P A I R & C O A T I N G S Ph: (808) 455-5303 • Fax: (808) 455-5829 Grant Tolentino District Manager 808-351-1746 C-13039 24 February–March 2013 BMH

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii February/March

Top 3 Energy Incentives
On The Grid
Solar: Not A Singular Solution
Saving Money & Art
Payback Projects
Top 10: Turn Energy Into Value
AC: Light-Zapping Clean
Does Your HVAC Talk BACnet?
Editorial: Industry Insights
Association Updates & Industry News
Ask An Expert: No One Likes To Sag

Building Management Hawaii February/March