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Are You On Island Time?
State building managers pioneer energy efficiency solutions.
By Jay Johnson
o Mainlanders, "island time"
evokes an easy, slow and relaxed
routine. But to Hawaii's building
managers time is everything
when comes to energy efficiency
improvements. The State of Hawaii's
Department of Accounting and
General Services (DAGS) Central
Services Division pioneered change
to advance a comprehensive energy
savings performance contract
(ESPC) with 34 energy conservation
measures. The original project, with
a construction value of $33.9 million,
included improvements related to
energy efficiency at Hawaii's state
capitol building and nine other
state office buildings. A $2.9 million
photovoltaic demonstration project,
funded by stimulus funds from the
American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act, was later added. Construction
was completed in June 2012.
By definition, ESPCs pay for
themselves over time by reducing
the energy consumed. While ESPC
financing is limited to certain kinds
of governmental and not-for-profit
organizations, three key principles
from this reliable and longstanding
funding approach are valuable for
commercial and residential property
Timely, comprehensive energy
management is critical. Energy
management normally involves
energy systems built around direct
digital controls and programming.
The DAGS project expanded the
concept of energy management
to include numerous system
improvements and controls upgrades
DAGS Headquarters at the Kalanimoku Building.
and added personnel dedicated to
energy management. Paying close
attention to what happens after
commissioning-and during the
performance period-helps keep
energy reduction on target.
NORESCO's Energy Conservation Through Behavior Change® team member, Samantha Bowkley, demonstrates the advantages of using
CFL or LED bulbs rather than incandescent bulbs during a training session on conserving energy in the workplace, organized by one of the
Hawaii DAGS project's Green Champions.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii February/March 2014
Engineered Efficiency: A Holistic Approach
Why Host An EV Charger
The New Age Of Energy Metering
Are You On Island Time?
Time To Stay Cool
Through The Tinted-Glass, And What Savings You’ll Find There
Safe & Secure
HVAC: Top Trends
An Industry Unites At Expo 2014
The (Often Overlooked) Success Factor
On Site: Men At Work
Building Management Hawaii February/March 2014