Building Management Hawaii - August/September 2012 - (Page 30)
By Jocelyn Nystrom
CRW Earns Elite Status
This summer, the Sika Sarnafil recognition program designated Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. (CRW) as an Elite member for the fourth year in a row. Each year, Sika Sarnafil—a renowned thermoplastic, single-ply membrane supplier—recognizes the best applicators in the business. Members, such as CRW, are evaluated on a number of technical criteria, and then informed of their membership status—Elite, Alliance or General. Depending on membership level, companies earn benefits such as early bird warranties, project leads and coop marketing. CRW is one of 146 Elite Roofing Contractors in the nation to be selected, recognizing its commitment to high-quality roofing installations. “Commercial Roofing’s quality, performance, dedication and loyalty reflect its Elite Contractor status with Sika Sarnafil, as we are both committed to providing roofing and waterproofing systems for its clients that exemplify the highest standards of quality,” says Chris Ogg, Sika Sarnifil’s district manager.
Every Sika Sarnafil approved contractor goes through a rigorous training and evaluation program to meet Sika Sarnafil’s high standards. CRW has been an approved Sika Sarnafil contractor for the past 10 years. Its most recent Sika Sarnafil projects include; Hawaii National Bank’s main branch in downtown Honolulu, Unicold Hawaii, Rehab Hospital of the Pacific, Fairmont Kea Lani, Punahou School, Kahala Mall, Laie and Aikahi Shopping Centers, Macy’s Kailua and Windward mall, Hawaii Life, Hyatt Regency Koloa and numerous Neighbor Island commercial installations.
Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu Museum of Art lands $346K for Energy Efficiency
[From left to right] Guy Akasaki, president of CRW and Larry Young, vice president of CRW proudly accept the Elite Roofing Contractor Award for the fourth year in a row, presented by David Pavlicek, Sika Sarnafil’s regional manufacturer’s representative.
Recently, 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 energy-efficient equipment. Energy Industries provided the museum with a comprehensive program that protects the artwork, increases energy-efficiency and reduces utility expenses. The museum’s electricity consumption has been reduced by 28 percent, saving it an estimated $250,000 annually. The $1.5-million retrofit project, additionally funded in part by an
art donor and local financing, is expected to generate enough monthly energy savings to cover the financing costs of the mechanical system improvements. After the first year, the museum’s monthly electricity savings is expected to surpass its financing payments, creating a positive cash flow for the museum. The projects largest undertaking was the redesign and replacement of five aging, unconnected chillers with an integrated central plant of three energyefficient chillers, working in tandem. Should one malfunction, the other serves as a backup. This is crucial in the maintenance of the museum’s artwork, providing climate control in the galleries and vaults. Ray Starling, program manager for Hawaii Energy says, “We applaud the Honolulu Museum of Art for being the energy heroes that they are, and Energy Industries for helping them get there.”
One of the many changes and improvements at the newly renamed Honolulu Museum of Art is its new energy-efficient cooling system. www.buildingmanagementhawaii.com
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii - August/September 2012
Cover August/September 2012
A New Way to Ride
Let There Be Light
Be LED, But Not Astray
Corrosion Clean Out
Raising The Bar for Security Guards
On Site: Empowering Employees
Ask An Expert: Shifting Soil
Movers & Shakers
Resource Guide: Plumbing & Wastewater Maintenance
Building Management Hawaii - August/September 2012