Building Management Hawaii - February/March 2012 - (Page 14)

Rooftop Evolution: The Convergence of Roofing and Energy Technologies Taking a look at the possibilities and contingent liabilities By Guy Akasaki he convergence of “known” technologies and “new” technologies always exposes a gap in the process of developing a working model for the ideal integration of the two. In most cases, the individual components of a system do not fail – it is the integration point that is often the weak link. With photovoltaic (PV) going strong in Hawaii, the successful strategy of waving the bright shiny object of tax credits for PV lures us in but many still are unsure on how to best capitalize on it and more importantly – how to incorporate a full turnkey solution at the front-end built to stand after the credits are captured and accelerated depreciation is claimed. Make an informed T decision that captures savings alongside long-term sustainability by taking a holistic approach to integrating sustainable building applications. There are an array of rooftop solutions that will deliver the most benefit to your building by addressing all related facets – possible energy savings, financial feasibility, existing roof condition, and hedging against potential litigation related to roof integrated energy solutions. Whether you are a building owner/investor or a property manager/AOAO board member – below are some industry best practice considerations to keep in mind as you navigate towards implementing energy efficient solutions from the rooftop that work best for you. Your roof is critical to the operation of your building, and any interruption to that operation can be disastrous. No two roofs are alike. Not every building may be a best candidate to host a rooftop photovoltaic system. However, there are other roofing integrated solutions available to help minimize the overall operating costs such as cool roofs, solar reflective shingles, buildingintegrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and solar shingles, day-lighting, attic insulation, roof vents and attic fans to name a few. Cool roofs can reduce Certified Hawaii Congratulates its 2011 IREM Award Winners BuiLDing OF THe YeAR Crosspointe Samantha Kawelo, Resident Manager Certified would like to take this opportunity to thank John Vallis for his individual recognition, as well as congratulate Samantha Kawelo of Crosspointe and Jessica McAlpin of Seventeen Seventeen Ala Wai for their efforts in winning Building of the Year. John Vallis (Site Manager, Hale Kehau AOAO) was named Accredited Residential Manager of the Year. BuiLDing OF THe YeAR Seventeen Seventeen Ala Wai Jessica McAlpin, Association Manager Lance Luke, Joe Pelot, Toni Floerke, Samantha Kawelo, Stacey Tokai in John Vallis, Terri Vallis, Milton Smith, Kathy Cooley Jessica McAlpin, David Thomson, Toni Floerke, Stacey Tokairin 3179 Koapaka Street | Honolulu, HI 96819 | Tel: (808) 836-0911 | Fax: (808) 839-9430 Web: | Email: 14 February-March 2012 BMH

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii - February/March 2012

Movers and Shakers
Aimee Harris, Trade Publishing’s New Editorial Director
Energy-generating Elevators
Rooftop Evolution: The Convergence of Roofing and Energy Technologie
Being Smart About PV Systems
Hawaii Energy and You
Solar Leasing Programs Lower Costs and Maintenance
Shifting Winds: The Changing Shape of A/C
How Safe Is Your Safety Glass?
Window Glazing as a Source of Water Leaks
Technologically Advanced Window Films Provide Smart Solutions
Hawaii Buildings, Facilities and Property Management Expo 2012

Building Management Hawaii - February/March 2012