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HONOLULU HALE AND FASI MUNICIPAL BUILDING EARN THE 2011 ENERGY STAR® FOR SUPERIOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

 

(Thur., August 25, 2011)—Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle today announced that Honolulu Hale and the Fasi Municipal Building have again earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious ENERGY STAR labels, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection.  To qualify for the Energy Star, a building must earn 75 or higher on EPA’s 1-100 energy performance scale, indicating that the facility performs better than 75% of similar buildings nationwide.  The performance scale accounts for differences in the operating conditions, regional weather data, and other considerations.  Honolulu Hale received a rating of 96 and the Fasi Municipal Building received a rating of 89 out of a possible 100.  An independent engineering consultant analyzed the energy consumption of the two buildings and prepared the applications for the Energy Star.

 

            “The City and County of Honolulu is pleased to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR labels in recognition of our continuing energy conservation efforts,” said Mayor Carlisle. “Through these achievements, we have demonstrated our commitment to reducing our energy consumption and operating costs.”

 

            To earn the ENERGY STAR, the City invested approximately $2.6 million in Honolulu Hale and $6 million in the Fasi Municipal Building to retrofit the office lighting with more energy efficient lighting and to modernize the air conditioning systems.  The annual energy savings for these buildings are approximately $130,000 and $440,000, respectively.  The City’s returns on its investments are 20 and 14 years, respectively.

 

            For more information about ENERGY STAR visit www.energystar.gov.

 

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Media contact: Collins Lam, Director of the Department of Design and Construction, 768-8480.