Kaupuni Talks Renewable Energy

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Kaupuni residents try to match energy cost associated with household appliances.

November 29, 2011 — While swarms of homestead kids swirled in and around the end of the Kaupuni cul-de-sac, their parents were gathered at the community center to learn how to get the most out of their super energy-efficient LEED Platinum homes.

Kimo Kai of  Hawaiian Home Lands introduced the assembled energy experts who gave presentations to the group.

The crew from Hawaiian Electric (HECO) included Kaiulani Silva, Briana Ackerman, Kathy Freitas, Eric Kashiwamura, Paul Fukuda, John Somdecerff, and Mark Yamamoto.

From the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Ken Kelly was joined by Paul Norton (who conducted his presentation from Denver, Colorado via via speakerphone and web page hookup).

Hunt Builders were represented by Chad Johnston, Marvin Ramirez.

Kai said, “Thank you, everyone, for such a wonderful educational evening last night.” He said the homeowners that lingered afterward kept saying how they loved they educational workshop. “Some of them like how it reinforced what they learned just in the last few months.”

“It was a really fun evening.”

Here are a few photos from the event: