For Our Community
Setting a New Standard for Hawaii
Air conditioning is the most substantial component found on the average electricity bill. On Oahu alone, 20% of electricity use comes from cooling commercial buildings year-round. In order to decrease consumption and dependency of energy by 2030, the State and Federal governments have set higher standards for energy efficiency.
By using natural resources, Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning’s downtown cooling system will have numerous positive impacts for the community. Not only will district cooling improve Hawaii’s environmental footprint, it will ultimately reduce our dependency on oil. Furthermore, district cooling will also avoid the import of 178,000 barrels of oil per year.
District cooling in downtown Honolulu will even boost Hawaii’s economy by generating over $250 million in construction project spending. This will create more than 900 construction jobs while promoting a sustainable future using clean, local and long-term renewable energy resources.
- Generates over $250 million in construction project spending
- Creates more than 900 new construction jobs
- Promotes a sustainable future using clean, local and long-term renewable energy resources
- Places Hawaii on the world map as a leader in renewable energy solutions