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- Officials move on seawater AC project
Honolulu Star Advertiser. June 3, 2019

- In 7th State of the City, mayor focuses on threat of ‘climate crisis’
Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning on time 19:40 of the video.
Hawaii News Now. 7th State of the City Address, Mayor Kirk Caldwell. May 30, 2019

- Financial crisis, falling oil price contributed to delay of long-planned seawater A/C project
Pacific Business News. October 23, 2018

- Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning project remains viable, expects to break ground next year
Pacific Business News. October 22, 2018

Hawaii finalizes deal with HSWAC to use chilled seawater to cool state office buildings in Honolulu

"This agreement is another huge step forward in our effort to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2045 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I’m excited to see continuing progress as we look to new and innovative ways to cool state buildings and save taxpayer dollars." Gov. David Ige said in a statement.

- Pacific Business News, October 9, 2018

- Big Island Now, October 9, 2018

- The Garden Island, October 10, 2018


Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) Press Release

State Signs Large-Scale Energy Efficiency Agreement with Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning.

- Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS), October 9, 2018

PBN Energy Executive Insight: Duke Hartman (VP of Business Development at Makai Ocean Engineering) - "Opportunity Runs Deep for Niche Company"

You just mentioned seawater air conditioning. This project has been in the works for a while, what’s the latest? "Seawater air conditioning would be the best and I think one of the largest energy efficiency projects in the state’s history. There’s no reason not to do that. We are just the offshore engineer. Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning and Ulupono Initiative are the ones in charge of the project. But everything I know indicates that the project is moving forward, it’s just a matter of signing up a critical mass that they need to actually start construction.”

- Duke Hartman's Executive Insight, Pacific Business News, March 16, 2018

Governor David Ige on the pathway to a clean energy future for Hawaii

“We want hydropower, SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING, solar and wind energy, biomass and the fullest possible use of our waste streams...We want the brainpower and the imagination of the world to continue to come here. They can help us find our way to 100 percent renewable energy sources for electricity, and in doing so, help the world find its way to 100 percent. Let us take the billions we export for fossil fuels, spend it here, and then export the energy systems we develop.”

- Governor David Ige, State of the State Address, January 22, 2018


DAGS News Release - Preliminary Agreement Reached to Reduce Electricity Requirements for Eight State Buildings in Honolulu November 14, 2017

Hawaii to use seawater to cool state office buildings in Honolulu Business News. November 14, 2017

Chilled Water Will Now Cool 8 State Facilities in Downtown Honolulu November 14, 2017

State of Hawaii DAGS Press Release: Preliminary Agreement Reached to Reduce Electricity Requirements for Eight State Buildings in Honolulu
State of Hawaii DAGS Press Release. November 14, 2017

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