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+ Hawaii Energy, the state’s Energy Conservation and Efficiency Program, funded by ratepayers for the benefit of ratepayers, lists numerous reasons to put forth the effort to secure rebates. • Oil costs are felt at the pump and at the plug. Increases in world oil prices cause transportation-related costs to go up. But Hawaii’s dependence on oil to generate electricity creates a direct increase in electrical costs. • 2008 was a wake-up call year that signified how quickly and deeply Hawaii businesses are affected by $140 per barrel oil prices. Building owners need to make it a priority to identify and address how they use energy and what they can do to address future price escalation. • Electrical energy costs are often one of the top operating costs for any building owner. This means that controlling electrical energy usage can be a great source of contributions to a you • Refrigerator • Solar Water Heating • Submetering • Vending Miser • Water-cooled Chiller • Window Films Interested businesses may click on an energy rebate area and a small description pops up along with a link a more detailed explanation and a fillable form. This program has been effective from July 2011. According to Hawaii Energy, all programs are currently funded. Their fiscal year ends June 30, however the company expects funding to continue. Of course, the down side for many of the programs reviewed is the documentation needed to secure approval and the length of time it takes to receive the rebate. Visit the website: http://www. for more information. building’s bottom line. It can be more profitable and cost effective to reduce energy usage and associated expenses than to spend on actions that attempt to increase top line revenue. Even more so today, perceptive building owners and managers have an eagle eye on controllable costs. It is good to save energy and reduce expenses but it is also favorable to the bottom line when buildings can do both and get a rebate also. And, with a rebate that positively affects future energy costs. Rebates through Hawaii Energy: • Design Assistance • Energy Studies • HVAC Fan VFD/HVAC Pump VFD • Inverter Variable Refrigerant Flow (IVRF) Air • Lighting • Motors • Packaged or Split AC System BMH February-March 2012 19 http://www

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