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EnErgy ManagEMEnt Are You On Island Time? State building managers pioneer energy efficiency solutions. By Jay Johnson T 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 managers, too. 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. 16 February-March 2014 BMH

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
Managing Off-Site
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